Fall 2014 Undergraduate Catalog
College of Arts and Sciences

+ Documentary

West Hall 302, 419-372-8349

The Documentary minor focuses on production, theory, and study of radio, television, and electronic media documentaries using standard tools of telecommunications production and analysis. Student complete 21 credit hours in 7 courses, including introductory survey courses on documentary traditions; documentary proposal research and writing, electives in electronic media production or analysis of programming; and the opportunity for the production of an electronic media documentary (or segment), or an analysis of documentary programs and issues. An adviser will assist with course planning.

Minor only (21 credit hours) click click to view course requirements for Fall 2014 course requirements

  • TCOM 2900 Documentary Proposal Research & Writing (3 credit hours)
  • TCOM 3000 America’s Documentary Story to 1968 (3 credit hours)
  • TCOM 3100 Documenting Human-Global Challenges after 1968 (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (9 credit hours, See TCOM Documentary Minor Electives & Pre-Requisites List Below)
  • Practicum: TCOM 4640 (interactive media), TCOM 4912 (audio-radio), TCOM 4913 (television-video) or TCOM 4900 Problems in Telecommunications
Elective Courses

Conceptual-Theory-Topics Electives:
TCOM 1030 Media and the Information Society
TCOM 2700 Topics in Minorities and Film/Video
TCOM 3500 Scriptwriting
TCOM 3520 Online Social Media
TCOM 3550 Global Telecommunication Systems
TCOM 3610 Media & Strategic Communication
TCOM 3650 Broadcasting History
TCOM 4000 Topics in Documentary Studies
TCOM 4390 Topics in Sport Communication
TCOM 4610 Audience Research
TCOM 4630 Media Programming
TCOM 4660 Television and Film Criticism
TCOM 4670 Gender, Media & Culture
TCOM 4690 Seminar: Contemporary Aspects of Telecommuncations
TCOM 4750 Electronic Surveillance and Privacy
TCOM 4860 Critical Studies in Media Environments
TCOM 4900 Problems in Telecommunications
TCOM 4911 Media Management
   
Production Electives:
TCOM 1990 Student Media Participation
TCOM 2500 Radio & TV Production for Non-TCOM Majors
TCOM 2610 Interactive Television and Video Production
TCOM 2620 Interactive Radio Production
TCOM 2630 Multi-camera Television Production
TCOM 2640 Interactive Online Media
TCOM 2650 Internet Applications for the Telecommunications Industry
TCOM 3640 Video Field Production, Editing and Online Distribution (Pre-req: TCOM 2610; the pre-req. TCOM2630 will be waived for Documentary minors)
TCOM 3680 Intermediate Radio Production and Performance (Pre-req: TCOM 2620)
TCOM 3950 Workshop on Current Topics
TCOM 4640 Practicum in Interactive Online Media Production(Pre-req: TCOM 2640)
TCOM 4680 Advanced Directing and Producing(Pre-reqs: TCOM 2610, TCOM3640. The pre-req. TCOM 2630 will be waived for Documentary minors)
TCOM 4912 Advanced Radio Production Practicum (Pre-reqs: TCOM 2620, TCOM3680)
TCOM 4913 Video Practicum (Pre-reqs: TCOM2610, TCOM3640, TCOM4680)
   

Possible Elective Groupings/Sequences:

  • Interactive Media Sequence: TCOM 2640, TCOM 4640, TCOM 2650 or TCOM 3520, TCOM 4900.
  • Audio/Radio Production Sequence: TCOM 2620, TCOM 3680, TCOM 3650, TCOM 4912.
  • Television/Video Production Sequence: TCOM 2610, TCOM 3640, TCOM 4680, TCOM 4913.
  • Documentary Representations: TCOM 2700, TCOM 3650, TCOM 4660 or TCOM 4670, TCOM 4900.
  • International Documentary: TCOM 1030, TCOM 3550, TCOM 4000 (on global docs), TCOM 4900.
  • Privacy and Surveillance: TCOM 1030, TCOM 3520, TCOM 4750 and/or TCOM 4860, TCOM 4900.
  • Documentary entrepreneurship: TCOM 3520, TCOM 4610, TCOM 4630 or TCOM 4911, TCOM 4900.
  • Recreation and documentary: TCOM 2610, TCOM 3650, TCOM 4390, TCOM 4900.