2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in Telecommunications (BA)

45-47 credits 

The news concentration is a joint program of the telecommunications and journalism departments. TCOM students choosing the news concentration should meet with a faculty advisor in journalism or telecommunications during their first semester in the program. Students also are required to attend an orientation during the first year of study and complete an exit interview with the appropriate department coordinator during their final semester.

Pre-telecommunications core courses are not required of TCOM students choosing the news concentration. Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or above in all courses required in news, including all prerequisites. Prerequisites for all courses are strictly enforced. Before enrolling in NEWS 120, students must successfully complete the language usage proficiency examination (LUPE). Successful completion of this examination does not satisfy the University Core Curriculum Writing Proficiency Program requirement.

News students must earn a minimum of 72 credits in courses outside the departments of journalism and telecommunications (JOUR, NEWS, and TCOM). News students also are required to complete four semesters or the equivalent of a single modern or classical language.

Pre-telecommunications core

Required Courses

TCOM 101Foundations of Telecommunications

3

TCOM 204Media Analysis and Criticism

3

TCOM 284Practical Aspects of Media Law

1

2 credits from

TCOM 206Writing for Electronic Media: Scriptwriting

1

TCOM 207Writing for Electronic Media: Copywriting

1

Total Credit Hours:9

Four semesters or equivalent of modern or classical language at the college level are required.

Complete one concentration

Digital production concentration, 36-38 credits

TCOM 330Beginning Digital Audio Production

3

TCOM 231Media Aesthetics

1

TCOM 332Beginning Digital Video Production

3

TCOM 384Electronic Media Law

3

TCOM 408Media Ethics and Social Responsibility

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Choose one concentration

Digital production: Digital audio

TCOM 333Advanced Digital Audio Production

3

TCOM 433Seminar in Digital Audio Production

3 TO 9

3 credits from
TCOM 334Advanced Digital Video Production

3

TCOM 350Motion Graphics and Design

3

TCOM 351Web Development

3

TCOM 444Management of Telecommunications

3

TCOM 450Seminar in Emerging Media

3

TCOM 487Seminar in Digital Video Production

3 TO 6

TCOM 499Special Projects Seminar in Digital Production

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Digital production: Digital sports production

NEWS 105Journalistic Storytelling: Introduction

3

NEWS 120Newsgathering: Sourcing

2

TCOM 334Advanced Digital Video Production

3

TCOM 381Sports and Electronic Media

3

TCOM 383Digital Sports Seminar

3 TO 6

TCOM 487Seminar in Digital Video Production

3 TO 6

6 credits from
NEWS 221Journalistic Storytelling: Covering Issues

3

SPTA 290Revenue Generation in Sport

3

SPTA 345Sport Communication

3

SPTA 402Event and Facility Management in Sport

3

Total Credit Hours:23

Digital production: Digital video

TCOM 334Advanced Digital Video Production

3

TCOM 487Seminar in Digital Video Production

3 TO 6

3 credits from
TCOM 333Advanced Digital Audio Production

3

TCOM 350Motion Graphics and Design

3

TCOM 351Web Development

3

TCOM 444Management of Telecommunications

3

TCOM 450Seminar in Emerging Media

3

TCOM 499Special Projects Seminar in Digital Production

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Digital production: Emerging media

TCOM 350Motion Graphics and Design

3

TCOM 351Web Development

3

TCOM 450Seminar in Emerging Media

3

Total Credit Hours:9
Digital audio, digital video, and emerging media concentrations also are required to take 6 credits from both of the following two groupings
6 credits from
ENG 213Introduction to Digital Literacies

3

ENG 285Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENG 306Creative Nonfiction Writing

3

ENG 307Fiction Writing

3

ENG 310Screenwriting

3

ENG 410Advanced Screenwriting

3

ENG 425Film Studies

3

ENG 306, ENG 307, and ENG 310 require ENG 285 as a prerequisite.

ENG 410 requires ENG 310 as a prerequisite.

6 credits from
ACC 201Principles of Accounting 1

3

ACC 202Principles of Accounting 2

3

BUSA 101Introduction to Business

3

COMM 251Business and Professional Communication

3

COMM 290Intercultural Communication

3

COMM 310Communication and Democracy

3

COMM 320Persuasion

3

COMM 322Communication and Popular Culture

3

COMM 330Small Group Communication

3

COMM 375Presentational Communication

3

ECON 201Elementary Microeconomics

3

ECON 202Elementary Macroeconomics

3

FIN 110Personal Finance

3

MGT 300Managing Behavior in Organizations

3

MKG 300Principles of Marketing

3

GCM 286Graphics: Fundamentals of Photography

3

GCM 387Graphics: Applications of Commercial Photography

3

THEA 103Aesthetics of Theatre 1

3

THEA 220Stagecraft

3

THEA 232Acting 1

3

THEA 233Acting 2

3

THEA 250Directing 1

3

THEA 280Theatre and Dance Practicum

0 TO 1

THEA 326Lighting Design and Technology 1

3

Total Credit Hours:45-47

ACC 202 requires ACC 201 with a minimum grade of C as a prerequisite. ECON 202 requires ECON 201 with a minimum grade of C as a prerequisite. THEA 233 requires THEA 232 as a prerequisite. THEA 250 requires THEA 103, and permission of the instructor as prerequisites.

Film and media studies concentration, 36 credits

TCOM 301Emerging Media and Culture

3

TCOM 307Television Studies

3

TCOM 360World Film History 1

3

TCOM 363Film Genres

3

TCOM 365History of Documentary Film

3

TCOM 384Electronic Media Law

3

TCOM 408Media Ethics and Social Responsibility

3

TCOM 465Seminar in Film Theory

3

12 credits from

COMM 322Communication and Popular Culture

3

ENG 285Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENG 310Screenwriting

3

ENG 410Advanced Screenwriting

3

ENG 425Film Studies

3

HIST 235Historical Topics in Film

3

TCOM 357Special Topics in Film and Media Studies

3 TO 6

TCOM 361World Film History 2

3

TCOM 464Controversy and Media Studies

3

Total Credit Hours:45

ENG 310 requires ENG 285 as a prerequisite. ENG 410 requires ENG 310 as a prerequisite.

Sales and promotion concentration, 36 credits

TCOM 306Programs and Audiences

3

TCOM 340Electronic Media Sales

3

TCOM 344Electronic Media Promotion

3

TCOM 345Advanced Media Sales and Promotion

3

TCOM 346Sales and Promotion Writing

3

TCOM 384Electronic Media Law

3

TCOM 408Media Ethics and Social Responsibility

3

TCOM 445Sales and Promotion Management

3

3 credits from

COMM 251Business and Professional Communication

3

COMM 320Persuasion

3

COMM 330Small Group Communication

3

COMM 375Presentational Communication

3

9 credits from

COMM 322Communication and Popular Culture

3

ECON 116Survey of Economic Ideas

3

or

ECON 201Elementary Microeconomics

3

ENG 231Professional Writing

3

HOSP 376Introduction to Event Management

3

HOSP 477Advanced Event Management

3

JOUR 250Introduction to Advertising

3

JOUR 261Principles of Public Relations

3

JOUR 348Strategic Communications and Emerging Media

3

JOUR 352Media Planning 1

3

JOUR 355Branding for Advertising and Public Relations

3

MKG 300Principles of Marketing

3

MKG 310Consumer Behavior

3

MKG 320Advertising Management

3

MKG 325Professional Selling

3

MKG 420Integrated Marketing Communications

3

MKG 425Seminar in Advanced Professional Selling

3

MKG 427Sales Management

3

TCOM 347Special Topics in Telecommunications Sales and Promotion

3

Total Credit Hours:45

HOSP 477 requires HOSP 376 as a prerequisite. MKG 310, 320, requires MKG 300 as a prerequisite. MKG 420 requires MKG 300 as a prerequisite. MKG 425 requires MKG 300, 325 and permission of the department chairperson as a prerequisite. MKG 427 requires MKG 300 and 325 as  prerequisites.

News concentration, 47 credits

Required Courses

CCIM 210Professional Development

1

JOUR 101Media and Society

3

JOUR 103Introduction to Media Design

3

JOUR 302Diversity and Media

3

JOUR 369Internship

0 TO 12

NEWS 105Journalistic Storytelling: Introduction

3

NEWS 108Foundations of Journalism: Great Stories and Storytellers

1

NEWS 109Foundations of Journalism: Ethical and Legal Principles

1

NEWS 120Newsgathering: Sourcing

2

NEWS 131Multimedia: Stills

1

NEWS 132Multimedia: Audio

1

NEWS 133Multimedia: Video

1

NEWS 197Introduction to Student Media

1

NEWS 215News Editing

2

NEWS 221Journalistic Storytelling: Covering Issues

3

NEWS 233Specialized Story Form Strategy

3

NEWS 240Current Issues 1

1

NEWS 340Current Issues 2

1

NEWS 370Media Analytics

1

NEWS 397Immersion: Special Topics

3

NEWS 409Foundations of Journalism: Ethical and Legal Issues

2

6 credits from

JOUR 242Programming for Interactive Media

3

JOUR 311News Feature Writing

3

JOUR 312Opinion Writing

3

JOUR 322Sportswriting and Reporting

3

NEWS 418Specialty Reporting

2 TO 6

TCOM 324News Videography

3

TCOM 326Presentation Techniques

3

TCOM 426Electronic News Producing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

2 credits from

JOUR 413Advanced Newswriting and Reporting

3

TCOM 422Advanced Video and Audio Reporting

3

Total Credit Hours:47

Total Credit Hours: 45-47