ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Telecommunication (TCM)

TCM 200 Fundamentals of Radio-Television. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Structure of telecommunications in the United States: history, regulation, organization, with emphasis on broadcasting. Relationship to advertising, research, and government agencies. Prerequisites: MCO 110 (or 120); successful completion of English proficiency requirement.

TCM 201 Radio-Television Writing. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Writing for electronic media, news, and continuity. Prerequisites: MCO 110 (or 120); successful completion of English proficiency requirement; demonstrated typing ability of 30 words per minute.
General Studies: L

TCM 235 Production Techniques. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Introduction to basic concepts of audio and video production. Introduces operation of portable cameras, recorders, microphones, lights, editing, and postproduction equipment. Prerequisites: TCM 200; successful completion of English proficiency requirement.

TCM 300 Advanced Broadcast Newswriting. (3)
fall and spring
Technique and practice in newswriting for broadcast and cable applications. Prerequisites: TCM 201; professional program admission.

TCM 315 Broadcast News Reporting. (3)
fall and spring
News and information practices of networks, stations, and industry. Practice in writing, reporting, and editing with emphasis on audio. Prerequisites: TCM 201; professional program admission.
General Studies: L

TCM 330 Advanced Broadcast Reporting. (3)
fall and spring
News and information practices of networks, stations, and industry. Advanced practice in writing, reporting, and editing with emphasis on video. Prerequisites: TCM 300; professional program admission.

TCM 332 Broadcast Programming. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Programming theory and evaluation, regulation, ethics, and responsibilities and basics of audience psychographics and effects. Prerequisites: TCM 200; professional program admission.

TCM 433 Broadcast Sales and Promotion. (3)
fall and spring
Basics of electronic media marketing practices, including commercial time sales techniques and radio/TV promotion fundamentals. Prerequisites: TCM 200; professional program admission.

TCM 435 Cable TV and Emerging Telecommunication Systems. (3)
fall and spring
Structures and utilization of cable, industrial, and instructional television, satellite, and videocassettes. Prerequisites: TCM 200; professional program admission.

TCM 437 Advanced TV Production. (3)
fall and spring
Emphasizes individual production projects of the student’s own conception and design utilizing studio, field, and postproduction techniques. Prerequisites: TCM 235; professional program admission.

TCM 472 Broadcast Station Management. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Management principles and practices, including organization, procedures, policies, personnel problems, and financial aspects of station management. Prerequisites: TCM 332; professional program admission.

TCM 475 Television Newscast Production. (3)
fall and spring
Writing, reporting, and production of the television newscast. Capstone course of the broadcast journalism emphasis. Prerequisites: professional program admission; instructor approval.

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