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At IU, students work closely with faculty to design individualized programs fitting their goals and objectives. Because a large number and variety of courses are available, the role of the adviser and advisory committee is crucial. Programs are designed from the courses offered by the Department of Telecommunications as well as other programs, such as Business, Journalism, Law, Library and Information Science, Cognitive Science, Education/Instructional Support Technology, Communication and Culture, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science. Graduate students also participate in a weekly research seminar attended by faculty members. The seminar features faculty member and graduate student presentations as well as guest presentations from nationally renowned researchers.

T501 Philosophy of Inquiry in Telecommunications (3 cr.)
Entry-level comparative study of the origin and development of dominant paradigms applied to telecommunications by researchers and policy makers.

T502 Introduction to Research Methods in Telecommunications (3 cr.)
Introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methodologies used in telecommunications.

T503 Telecommunications Theory (3 cr.)
Introduces students to the wide range of social scientific and humanistic theories which guide research in telecommunications.

T504 Introduction to Telecommunications Policy Studies (3 cr.)
Introduction to the graduate level study of telecommunications law and policy and its intersection with economics and technology. Fundamental principles and theories of telecommunications law, policy, and policy-making. Methodological approaches.

T505 Media Organizations (3 cr.)
An extensive review of all media industries (including journalism, advertising, marketing and public relations, film, radio, TV, music and recording, games) focusing on understanding and analyzing the most current paradigms and key critical debates within these industries regarding financing, management, production, consumption, marketing, and distribution.

T510 Research Methods in Message Analysis (3 cr.)
Methods of analyzing the content of mediated messages. Applications of content analysis techniques to research projects involving new or traditional media.

T511 Research Methods in Audience Analysis (3 cr.)
Analysis of audience characteristics and behaviors. Emphasizes methods associated with the assessment of, and audiences for, electronic media.

T512 Communication and Politics (3 cr.)
Social scientific theories of political message effects and normative models of media and democracy. Analysis of political advertising, campaign communication, civic participation, and the role of new media in politics.

T521 Telecommunications Management (3 cr.)
Theories of personnel and systems management applied to the technology-based consumer media of broadcasting, cable, voice and network access providers. Considers broad issues of programming, infrastructure, finance, competition, corporate and industry structure, budget and regulations.

T522 Managing the Creative Process (3 cr.)
Examination of the business side of video production with emphasis on the role of the producer and/or production manager, including production team organization, schedules, budgets, contracts, markets and intellectual property.

T530 Legal Environment of Telecommunications (3 cr.)
P: T504 or consent of instructor. Analysis of laws and policies affecting the telecommunications industry and its consumers. Regulation of broadcasting, cable television, telephony, and the Internet. Introduction to First Amendment aspects of telecommunications and to antitrust and intellectual property law.

T532 Economics of the Media Industries (3 cr.)
Application of economic principles to policy and strategy issues in the print, online, broadcasting, multi-channel, home video, and motion picture industries.

T535 Economics of Information (3 cr.)
The production, distribution, and pricing of information products and services; intellectual property and new technologies; information networks and compatibility. Policy and strategy applications.

T540 Special Projects in Telecommunications (1-3 cr.)
P: consent of project advisor and graduate director. Individual readings or production projects in telecommunications. (application - PDF file)

T551 Communication, Technology, and Society (3 cr.)
Research seminar to consider the impact of new technologies on society and how the development and structure of information and communication technologies have been influenced by society. Theories of technology at the social level of analysis.

T552 Cognitive Approaches to Media (3 cr.)
Examines the information processing of mediated messages and theories underlying memory, attention, and cognition. Advanced analysis of cognitive psychology and emotion theory as they apply to the study of media.

T560 Business Strategies of Communication Firms (3 cr.)
Case studies in marketing and competitive strategies of media and telecommunications firms. Effects of technological change on industry structure and strategy.

T570 Art, Entertainment, and Information (3 cr.)
Introduces students to the idea of information as art and as entertainment through readings and multimedia experience. Students will learn basic tools of multimedia design, interactive programming, digital paint and draw tools, and 3-D software.

T571 Applied Cognitive and Emotional Psychology (3 cr.)
Introduces students to basic theories in cognitive and emotional psychology and focuses on how these theories could be applied to the design of immersive mediated environments.

T575 Directed Group New Media Design Project (3 cr.)
P: Consent of instructor. Group project in new media design. Each class will develop, design, and implement a new media product. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

T576 New Media Production (3 cr.)
P: Consent of instructor, academic advisor and director of graduate studies.

T577 New Media Design (3 cr.)
P: Consent of instructor, academic advisor and director of graduate studies.

T580 Interactive Storytelling and Computer Games (3 cr.)
Students work in teams to develop interactive stories and games using graphics, animation, sound, and text.

T583 Teaching Electronic Media Production (3 cr.)
P: Consent of instructor. Graduate student review and refine basic production skills in preparation for teaching positions. Basic media production concepts, techniques, and hands-on training. Prior understanding of the production process is expected.

T585 Interactivity and New Media (3 cr.)
Theoretical and applied perspectives on interactive communications. Surveys the literature of interactivity and new media, examining relevant concepts such as parasocial interaction, entertainment education, and remediation. Social and psychological consequences of interactivity.

T597 Internship (0-3 cr.)
P: permission of faculty advisor and director of graduate studies. Supervised internship in telecommunications, electronic media, or multi-media design. (application - PDF file)

T600 Proseminar in Telecommunications Research (1 cr)
Introduction to current telecommunications research through the work of departmental members and visiting scholars. May be repeated for one credit each semester up to four semesters.

T601 Topical Seminar in Telecommunications Technology and Policy (1-3 cr.)
P: consent of instructor.

T602 Topical Seminar in Telecommunications Processes and Effects (1-3 cr.)
P: consent of instructor.

T603 Topical Seminar in Telecommunications Management (1-3 cr.)
P: consent of instructor.

T604 Topical Seminar in Media and Society (1-3 cr.)
P: consent of instructor

T605 Seminar in Immersive Mediated Environments (1 cr.)
Introduction to current research in immersive mediated environments such as virtual reality, telepresence, and new media entertainment through the work of faculty members from Indiana University and visiting scholars. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours.

T610 The Networked Society (3 cr.)
Analysis of the social, economic, and cultural forces that have set in motion the rise of the networked society. The conceptualization and creation of large scale networks; new modes of organization.

T629 Telecommunications Policy-Making (3 cr.)
P: T504 or consent of instructor. Models and theories of telecommunications policy making in the U.S. Analysis of selected contemporary policy issues and controversies.

T635 Comparative Telecommunications Policy (3 cr.)
P: T504 or consent of instructor. Comparison of telecommunications policy and policymaking in the U.S. with the policies and policy systems of other nations and of international and transnational organizations.

T641 Children and Media (3 cr.)
P: T503 or equivalent. Detailed examination of theoretical orientations and research specifically focused on children and media.

T642 Communication Campaigns (3 cr.)
Study of public communication campaigns, emphasizing the role of media in influencing attitudes and behavior related to social issues.

T650 Telecommunications and the Constitution (3 cr.)
P: T504 or consent of instructor. Impact of the Constitution of the U.S. on telecommunications law and policy, the telecommunications industries, and the public. Emphasis is on the First Amendment. Analysis of the Supreme Court as a telecommunications policy-making institution.

T800 Thesis: Telecommunications (1-6 cr.)
P: consent of instructor

G741 Ph.D. Research in Mass Communications (1-12 cr.)
P: consent of instructor