Telecommunications | Current Issues in Telecommunications
T480 | 28384 | McGregor, M

TEL-T 480 current issues in TEL
Class Number: 28384
11:15am-12:30pm TR

Intensive Writing section

P:  Senior status and Telecommunications major

Course Objectives
This course was created to give Telecommunications students a senior-
level capstone experience that ties together themes, methods, and
concepts from all three areas of study:  Media and Society, Design
and Production, and Industry and Management.  This is done through
in-depth consideration of current issues facing media and media
audiences.  By the end of the semester students should have a better
understanding of the breadth of the field of telecommunications and
have more refined tools for analyzing and finding creative solutions
to contemporary media problems.

Class format
Most class sessions feature a combination of lecture and

Students will be evaluated based upon performance on several research
papers, periodic readings quizzes, a final examination, and class

This class fulfills the following Telecommunications and COAS
This course counts toward Social and Historical Studies distribution
requirements and the Intensive Writing credit in the College of Arts
and Sciences. It may, or may
not, also count toward other degree requirements. For more
information about which requirements this course could fulfill see
the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin at
If you have questions, or need additional help, see your academic

Required Texts
1.  Robert McChesney, The Problem of the Media, Monthly Review
Press, 2005.

2.  Jeffrey McCall, Viewer Discretion Advised, Rowman & Littlefield,

3.  Communications Headlines service provided by the Benton
Foundation.  Go to, then to the Communication link.
There you will be able to access the daily communications headline