TELC 500 URBAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS (3) Examines the overall field of Telecommunications. Uses in business organizations, industry and government, customer demand, growing importance of careers in telecommunication, public and private telecommunication networks, transmission networks and transmission channels.
TELC 510 TELECOMMUNICATIONS STRUCTURE AND REGULATION (3) Examination of all media regulated by the government, including the broadcast media, cable systems, common carriers, and companies that provide common carrier service Discussion of rule making, regulatory agencies, the FCC, Public Utility Commission, tariffs and current industry decisions.
TELC 520 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (3) How technology and media affect the human communication processes. This course explores the impact of telecommunications technology on business, education, and urban life.
TELC 512 COMMUNICATION THEORIES (3) Study of the literature related to the interpretation, criticism and validation of contemporary examination theory as related to telecommunications.
TELC 570 TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH METHODS (3) This course explores applications of data and interpretation for management decisions. Ratings and other secondary sources of data, surveys, experimental testing of programs and media campaigns and critical evaluation of research are also studied.
TELC 531 CABLE/ BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS (3) Technical, legal, operational and service dimensions of cable television in an urban setting.
TELC 532 TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (3) Examination of broadcasting, pay-cable, pay-for-view television, subscription, satellite master antenna television, multichannel, multipoint distribution services, low power television, direct broadcast satellite, teletext and video text.
TELC 533 DATA PROCESSING AND COMMUNICATION (3) Effects of computers on the creation, control, content and flow of communication in organizations and society. Work related to this course will be done in a laboratory setting in order to provide experience with computing systems.
TELC 535 DATA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (3) Discussion of the components of data communications systems. Development of data codes, data transmission controls, predominate information codes, specialized data transmission techniques and line configurations.
TELC 540 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (3) Examination of both the Coordination and assignment of duties as contrasted with management style. Discussion of the technical human and conceptual skills necessary within the modern organization. The role of the media manager as it relates to interpersonal communication, external conditions and as a source of information.
TELC 541 STRATEGIC PLANNING AND CONTROL (3) Evaluation of organizational needs and how they are met b existing systems. Proposal of alternative systems, traffic studies, future usage patterns, grade of service and system evaluation.
TELC 542 TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT (3) Examination of the historical, social, cultural, legal and economic structure and operation of media organizations in the United States. The role of management, formulation of policy and the process of decision-making.
TELC 543 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3) Examination of media financial planning. Discussion of the manager as financial planner, developer of action plans, examiner of assets and liabilities. Methods of financial reporting and financial projections.
TELC 544 MEDIA AND SOCIAL SERVICES (3) Use of mass media in urban-based community campaigns related to health, public safety, education and other social services. Discussion will cover the role of nonprofit organizations in setting research strategies and campaign evaluation.
TELC 550 AUDIO STUDIO PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT (3) Examination of non-broadcast and broadcast audio production systems. Understanding of formats, demographic trends, financial status and employment patterns.
TELC 551 VIDEO STUDIO PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT (3) Examination of growth of noncommercial and commercial video along with non-broadcast applications and how they relate to production of programming, development of revenue and financial trends.
TELC 552 PROGRAMMING ANALYSIS (3) Discussion of formulation of action plans. How they relate to media research, sources of audience research, research development and programming.
TELC 553 NON-BROADCAST SYSTEMS (3) Future of video in a corporate setting how private television is being used, teleconferencing, in-house production systems, supplemental outside services, selective distribution and organization and staffing within the non-broadcast setting.
TELC 554 COMMUNITY CABLE OPERATIONS (3) Development of local origination, how cable is used in an urban setting, development of community channel rules and interconnection among urban cable systems.
TELC 555 PRODUCTION WORKSHOP (3) Laboratory course to develop advanced production skills in both direction and production. Student teams will be expected to produce a minimum of two programs either for audio, video or cable formats.
TELC 600 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP (6) Practical, community-based work experience. Student will work with an outside institutional or agency in order to polish the skills necessary to function in a management role. Students will be expected to master specific competencies with a reasonable amount of supervision within the area of their desired specialization. For a portion of the seminar, each student will function as a full-time professional within a designated agency.
TELC 650 TELECOMMUNICATIONS SEMINAR (3) In the final semester of the program, students will enroll in a coordinated project seminar. The seminar will examine current problems related to telecommunications law, management, structure, and production. Students will be required to produce a final project, a design prospect, paper, or other agreed-upon appropriate work that corresponds to their area of special interest.