Telecommunications | Telecommunications Policymaking
T321 | 25512 | Pierce, M.


Semester: Spring 2006

Course Code: T321

Class Number:  25512

Instructor: Matt Pierce

Name of the Course: Telecommunications Policymaking

Course Description:  T207 with a grade of C- or above, or consent of
the instructor is a prerequisite for this course.

The course objective is to understand how telecommunications
policies are made.  For example, how do decisions get made about
what we can hear on the radio or limitations on ownership of mass
media outlets?  T321 will analyze who makes U.S. telecommunications
policy and how technology, politics and the law interact to affect
those policies.  The course will provide a basic overview of U.S.
law and government.  Current telecommunications policy decisions and
controversies will be studied.

Students will participate in in-class discussions based on assigned
readings.  A variety of readings are assigned that explain how the
various policymakers function and to provide background about
current telecommunications policy issues.  The class will meet
11:15am  12:30pm, M,T,W,Th. during the 2nd 8 weeks of the semester.

Grades will be based upon quizzes, a midterm exam, final exam and
case study paper.

This course counts toward Social and Historical Studies distribution
requirements 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
http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iub/coas/index.html . If you have
questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.