Summer 2013 Undergraduate Catalog
College of Arts and Sciences

+ Telecommunications

School of Media and Communication
302 West Hall, 419-372-8349

Electronic media such as television, radio, and the Internet are playing an increasingly important role in today's world. News and information are relayed with greater speed than ever before, allowing for closer contact between nations and people. In fact, electronic media have become the major source of information and entertainment in the present age. A central mission of the Department of Telecommunications is to produce well-rounded graduates to be future decision-makers in the electronic media and allied professions. Graduates obtain such positions as television producer, radio or television programmer, script writer, radio announcer, audio and video editor, web page designer, and media researcher. Career opportunities are available in public and commercial radio and television, cable television, telephony, multimedia, advertising, and education.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in telecommunications are expected to:

  • Comprehend and analyze the historical, cultural, political, and economic contexts that shape the operation of electronic media systems (broadcasting, telephony, Internet, digital media);
  • Critically analyze the social, cultural, and psychological effects and implications of electronic media systems from a variety of theoretical and policy perspectives;
  • Comprehend and apply the key social science research methods used in researching the role of electronically mediated communication processes;
  • Formulate and effectively communicate ideas in oral, written, and visual contexts;
  • Comprehend and apply the various production, performance, and writing techniques that are integral to the realization of effective media texts.

Major, Bachelor of Arts (40-42 hours in the major) — minor required — click click to display detailed requirements for Summer 2013 course requirements

Major, Bachelor of Arts in Communication (40-42 hours in the major) click click to display detailed requirements for Summer 2013 course requirements

Minor (21 hours)

  • TCOM 1030, 2600, 3550 (9)
  • One 3-credit hour course from TCOM courses at 2000-3000 level (3)
  • Three 3-credit hour courses from TCOM courses at 3000-4000 level (9)