Students who have not been admitted to the College of Journalism and Communications must have a 3.0 overall grade point average to enroll in any course other than RTV 2100, RTV 3234, RTV 3405 and RTV 4420.
Entry into the broadcast news sequence is limited to students in the Department of Telecommunication who have taken a competitive entrance exam. Contact the department office for the examination date.
Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 hours of English composition, sophomore standing or above, and the ability to type 20 words per minute.
A preprofessional course designed to provide fundamental instruction and practice in writing for the electronic media.
Introduction to Telecommunication
An introduction to the cultural, social, legal, business and career aspects of the electronic media.
Advanced Writing for Electronic Media
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 2100 or MMC 2100 and RTV 3007 with minimum grades of C and sophomore, junior or senior standing in telecommunication.
Study and practice of electronic media writing, including commercials, corporate communication, documentaries, drama and adaptations. (WR)
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 2100 or MMC 2100 and RTV 3007 with minimum grades of C and junior standing in telecommunication.
Basic principles and operations of radio and television equipment for utilization in industry and commercial and educational radio television stations. Students are required to purchase special computer equipment.
Performance in Telecommunication
Development of basic radio and television announcing skills.
Writing and Reporting for Interactive Media
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 2100 or MMC 2100 and RTV 3303.
Planning and executing news and online news projects. Course lecture, readings and discussion will focus on locating, evaluating and tracking internet sources, construction of multi-linear news content and the integration of internet technology into the news process.
Electronic News Writing and Reporting 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 2100 or MMC 2100 and RTV 3007 with minimum grades of C and sophomore, junior or senior standing in telecommunication with news track and selection by Competitive News Sequence Entrance exam.
Basic writing, reporting and production of radio news stories and newscasts. Students must purchase approved recorder for class.
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 3303 with minimum grade of C.
Advanced reporting, writing and production of radio news stories and newscasts against deadlines. Radio news laboratory is required.
Investigative Reporting for Broadcast Journalists
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 2100 or MMC 2100 and RTV 3007 and RTV 3303 with minimum grades of C and junior or senior standing in telecommunication with news track.
Principles of investigative reporting as applied to television and radio news.
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 3101, RTV 3200 and junior or senior standing in telecommunication.
Advanced electronic field production and editing theory and practice.
Electronic News Producing and Management
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 3303.
Producing news content for television. Includes instruction in ap-enps software, field producing techniques and production of long-form programs, with considerable emphasis on the role of the producer as gatekeeper and newsroom manager.
Television and American Society
Enables the non-telecommunication major to use television productively and to understand its structure and effects. Research findings concerning audience behavior and criteria for evaluating television programs will be discussed. (S)
Race, Gender, Class and the Media
Analysis of issues confronting the communications industries, professionals and media audiences in relation to the context of global and national diversity.
Advanced Reporting for Interactive Media
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 3280.
Advanced course designed to teach skills necessary to produce online journalism content utilizing video, audio, photo essays and interactive graphics. Students will receive practical experience working in the college's converged newsroom.
Electronic News and Reporting 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 3303 with minimum grade of C and junior or senior standing in telecommunication with news track.
Basic writing, reporting and production of television news stories and newscasts. Students must purchase two approved video cassettes for class.
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 4301 with minimum grade of C.
News reporting, videography, writing and editing for television newscasts on deadline. One day-long lab in television newsroom required and purchase of additional approved video cassettes may also be required.
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 4301 and RTV 3305.
Advanced course designed to provide extensive instruction in the development of in-depth journalism projects for radio, television and interactive media.
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 3401.
Supervised assignment as line or field producer for radio, TV or online news program or series. Requires eight hours per week in newsroom.
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 2100 or MMC 2100 with minimum grade of C and junior standing, or instructor permission.
New electronic media systems of mass communication in cable television and satellite communication.
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 2100 or MMC 2100 and RTV 3007 with minimum grades of C.
Audience, economic and placement considerations in scheduling programs for broadcast radio, television and cable television, and other electronic media of mass communication. This course must be completed before enrolling in RTV 4800.
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 4500 with minimum grade of C.
Techniques in telecommunication research. Strategies of analysis of audience attitudes and characteristics, and ascertainment of community needs. Emphasis on survey research, sampling techniques and interpretation of market and ratings data.
Telecommunication Law and Regulation
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 2100 or MMC 2100 with minimum grade of C.
Legal structure and regulation of telecommunications industries, First Amendment and regulatory constructs of broadcast, cable satellite and the Internet, and defamation libel and copyright law.
Telecommunication Planning and Operations
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 4500 and RTV 4506.
Organization and administration of the local telecommunication outlet, including personnel supervision, financial control, regulatory requirements and social responsibilities.
Individual Projects in Telecommunication
Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: 10 hours minimum of junior/senior-level telecommunication courses, and instructor and department permission.
The student and the instructor choose a problem or project that will give the student experience in telecommunication.
Senior Advanced Workshop in Telecommunication Production
Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content. Prereq: RTV 3101, RTV 3200 and RTV 3320 with minimum grades of C, and instructor permission.
Requires three hours per week outside of class for work at assigned production sites. Emphasis on advanced telecommunication creative concepts utilizing sophisticated and complex audio and video to design and construct programming and programming elements. Topics can include concept development and script writing, computer-assisted program research, unit management, producing, directing, high-level video studio production, audio program creation, sports production, advanced single-camera techniques, documentary and long-form nonfiction production, non-broadcast video, educational and corporate television, audio/video production for the World Wide Web, post-production and editing graphics and special effects, CD ROM and multi-media production.
Special Study in Telecommunication
Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated once for a total of 6 credits. Prereq: instructor permission.
Variable content, providing opportunity for study in areas of broadcasting such as television staging and lighting, film criticism, communication theory and other fields.
Ethics and Problems in Telecommunication
Credits: 3; Prereq: RTV 2100, RTV 3007, RTV 3405 and junior standing.
Investigation and discussion of social problems, ethics and responsibilities in telecommunication.
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: appropriate professional courses, a 2.5 GPA and department permission.
Student and instructor will select an appropriate work area related to the field of broadcasting for on-the-job training. Student will work a minimum of 100 hours on the job for every hour of credit to be received. Progress reports and summary required. (S-U)
Professional Development in Telecommunication
Credits: 1; Prereq: senior standing. Coreq: RTV 4931.
Evaluation of students' preparation to enter the job market. (S-U)