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  • Telecommunication

    The major in telecommunication, which includes specializations in management, media and society, news and production, prepares students to understand the means of communicating with diverse audiences and to use the tools of information gathering and storytelling to communicate with those audiences through electronic media such as video, audio and interactive technologies. Through study and practical application, students g​ain knowledge of the history, norms and legal and ethical milieu of the telecommunication professions. Students learn to locate and use reference tools and to demonstrate the ability to communicate independent, critical perspectives.​

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    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Achieve a passing score of 70% on your student portfolio, which will be evaluated by faculty members and/or professionals in each specialty.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Identify, describe or apply concepts and theories in the use and presentation of content.
    2. Identify, describe or apply professional ethical principles and the importance of truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity.
    3. Identify, describe or apply the tools and technologies appropriate for the telecommunication professions.
    4. Gather information, conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the telecommunication professions.
    5. Produce appropriate output that demonstrates creativity and critical thinking, independently or collaboratively.
    6. Communicate effectively in forms and styles appropriate to the telecommunication professions, audiences and the purposes they serve.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6
    All Specializations
    RTV 2100 I I I I I I
    RTV 3001 I I I I

    RTV 3101 R R R R R R
    ​RTV 3280 ​R
    ​RTV 3303 ​I ​I ​I ​I ​I
    RTV 3305 R R R R R R
    ​RTV 3320 ​R ​R ​R ​R ​R ​R
    ​RTV 3405 ​I ​I
    RTV 4301 R
    R R
    RTV 4432
    R, A
    R, A

    ​RTV 4500 ​R ​R ​R ​R ​R ​R
    ​RTV 4506 ​R ​R ​R ​R ​R ​R
    RTV 4700
    R R
    Management Specialization
    RTV 4800 R, A
    R, A
    R, A R, A
    Media and Society Specialization
    ​RTV 4905 ​R, A ​R, A ​R, A ​R, A
    News Specialization
    ​RTV 3304 ​R, A ​R, A ​R, A ​R, A
    Production Specialization
    ​RTV 4929C ​R, A ​R, A ​R, A ​R, A
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    Assessment Types

    • Policy memo and exam in addition to:
      • Management: written and oral presentation of a strategic plan developed for a client
      • Media and Society: written final project
      • News: portfolio of two radio or television news stories produced in RTV 3304 or RTV 4302
      • Production: final video project


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