TCOM 1500    Orientation to Telecommunication Studies    1 s.h.

Survey of University and Department programs, policies, practices and facilities with particular emphasis on needs of telecommunication studies majors. Creation of telecommunication studies portfolio materials and other aspects of the Telecommunication Studies program. To be taken prior to TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683.

TCOM 1510    Sports Field Production 1    1 s.h.

Assignment to one or more production crews in conjunction with YSU Athletics and Horizon League Sports. Student responsibilities will be determined in light of skills and interests, as well as the production need. May be repeated.

TCOM 1555L    Radio Workshop    3 s.h.

Application of the principles of radio production and broadcasting skills in student media.

TCOM 1570    Elements of Sports Production and Law    3 s.h.

A study of electronic media as business and social forces; also an overview of studio/OB production. Attention given to how media and sport industries grew as consorts into Sports Broadcasting. Basic legal considerations for sports broadcasters. The equivalent of 2 hours lecture and 2 hours field-based lab per week.

TCOM 1580    Introduction to Telecommunication Studies    3 s.h.

A survey course designed to familiarize students with the principles and practices involved in radio and television broadcasting, cable, and other electronic communication systems.

TCOM 1581    Telecommunication Technologies    2 s.h.

Operational principles of audio, data, and video telecommunication technologies. One hour lecture and two hours lab per week.

TCOM 1595    Survey of American Mass Communications    3 s.h.

A rhetorical examination of the development, operation, and function of radio, television, film, and print media in America. Television documentaries and films illustrate the implication of mass communication. Students examine how a person may be individually affected by mass communication.
Gen Ed: Social Science, Social Science.

TCOM 2610    Sports Field Production 2    1 s.h.

Assignment to one or more production crews in conjunction with YSU Athletics and Horizon League Sports. Student responsibilities will be determined in light of skills and interests, as well as the production need. May be repeated.
Prereq.: TCOM 1510.

TCOM 2682    Scriptwriting for Electronic Media    3 s.h.

Fundamentals of telecommunication media writing with emphasis on the theory analysis and practices in the preparation of continuity, news, and documentaries.
Prereq.: TCOM 1570 or TCOM 1580; TCOM 1581; and ENGL 1550 with a grade of "C" or better in all.

TCOM 2683    Media Operations and Performance    3 s.h.

An introduction of practices and procedures basic to media production facilities. The equivalent of three hours lecture and two hours lab per week.
Prereq.: TCOM 1580 or TCOM 1570 and ENGL 1550 with a grade of "C" or better in both.

TCOM 2684    Broadcast News Practices    3 s.h.

Organization, preparation, and presentation of radio and television news programs. Includes study of journalistic requirements of broadcast media and broadcast newsroom operation. The equivalent of three hours lecture and two hours lab per week.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both.

TCOM 2685    Studio Operations 1    1 s.h.

A supervised application of operations and performance skills to audio and/or video programming. Repeatable to a maximum of 2 s.h.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both.

TCOM 3710    Sports Field Production 3    1 s.h.

Assignment to one or more production crews in conjunction with YSU Athletics and Horizon League Sports. Student responsibilities will be determined in light of skills and interests, as well as the production need. May be repeated.
Prereq.: TCOM 2610.

TCOM 3780    Principles and Practices of Media Announcing    3 s.h.

A study of the announcer's role in electronic mass media. Examination of theories, techniques, and major styles of media announcing. Three hours lecture, two or more hours of individualized lab per week.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both; major in Telecommunication Studies.

TCOM 3781    Audio Production    3 s.h.

Study of the concepts of audio production, including student production of various types of programs. The equivalent of three hours lecture and two hours lab per week.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both; major in Telecommunication Studies.

TCOM 3782    Video Production 1    3 s.h.

Study of studio production elements such as equipment, lighting, scene design, graphics, and special effects. The equivalent of three hours lecture and two hours lab per week.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both; major in Telecommunication Studies.

TCOM 3783    Telecommunications Regulation    3 s.h.

Responsibilities of electronic media communicators as prescribed by law and administrative agency policies, and court decisions. Analysis of the regulatory environment of broadcasters, common carriers, and cable.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both; major or minor in Telecommunication Studies.

TCOM 3784    Telecommunication Programming    3 s.h.

A study of contemporary broadcast and cable programming, including development, scheduling, and competitive strategies.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both; major or minor in Telecommunication Studies.

TCOM 3785    Studio Operations 2    1 s.h.

Individual projects or assignments in planning, coordinating and assessing production and programming related to studio procedures.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both; acceptance of project Proposal Form by coordinating faculty member and department chairperson.

TCOM 3786    Video Production 2    3 s.h.

Study and application of television production elements and editing. Production values of composition, transition, and sequence explored from a communication perspective. Students produce field-based productions. Three hours lecture, two hours lab.
Prereq.: TCOM 3782.

TCOM 3787    Practicum in Telecommunication    1-3 s.h.

Individual study and practical application of communication principles to various telecommunication problems. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 s.h.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both.

TCOM 3788    Professional Residency    2 s.h.

Professional telecommunication-related experience under direction of University faculty members and employees of firms participating in the residency program. The student is responsible for securing the professional residency with assistance of Telecommunication Studies program faculty.
Prereq.: TCOM major, junior standing.

TCOM 3789    Electronic Media Interviewing    3 s.h.

A study and application of interviewing and reporting techniques, emphasizing the local news interview and public affairs reporting. The equivalent of three hours lecture and two hours lab per week.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both.

TCOM 3790    Broadcast News Lab    3 s.h.

Study and lab in news programs for TV, radio and web. Requirements of broadcast media and newsroom operation. Students create the weekly webcast, Light the Wick, or similar content. Two hours lecture and two hours lab per week.
Prereq.: JOUR 2622 or TCOM 2682 or TCOM 2683.

TCOM 3791    Electronic Media Sales and Promotion    3 s.h.

An examination of the principles and practices of selling electronic media. Analysis of rating-based sales and promotion strategies, as well as relations with agencies and station representatives. The equivalent of three hours lecture and two hours lab per week.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both.

TCOM 3792    Broadcast Sports Producing and Writing    3 s.h.

A study of the fundamentals of producing broadcast sports media content, including script development and line producing.
Prereq.: TCOM 1570, TCOM 2682, TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better.

TCOM 3793    Broadcast Sports Performance    3 s.h.

Students receive instruction on play-by-play announcing and on the preparation and extemporaneous discussion of player and team statistics as well as other appropriate sports-related information. Skills for conducting media interviews.
Prereq.: TCOM 1570, TCOM 2682, TCOM 2683.

TCOM 3794    Cross-platform Sports Broadcasting    3 s.h.

Examination of and instruction in new media technologies to deliver sports media content. Emphasis on how the interactive nature of online content changes traditional notions of presentation and distribution.
Prereq.: TCOM 1570, TCOM 2682, TCOM 2683.

TCOM 3795    Sports Media Production 1    3 s.h.

Theory and practice of remote radio and television sports production for volleyball, soccer, and baseball. Students produce and direct coverage of sporting events. Meets equivalent of 2 hours lecture plus 4 hours field lab per week. May be repeated once.
Prereq.: TCOM 1570, TCOM 2682, TCOM 2683.

TCOM 4850    Advanced Audio/Video Production and Editing    3 s.h.

Advanced techniques and procedures in audio/video production. Techniques include digital editing and video post-production procedures. Recognize current video and audio technology and how to troubleshoot problems associated with such technology.
Prereq.: TCOM 3781 or TCOM 3782 with a grade of "C" or better.

TCOM 4881    Telecommunication Management    3 s.h.

A study of the relationships of communication management with government, networks, ownership and other groups. Organization and procedures of typical units; common planning models.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both; major or minor in Telecommunication Studies.

TCOM 4882    Studio Operations Management 3    2 s.h.

Advanced individual projects or assignments in planning, coordinating and assessing production and programming related to studio procedures. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 s.h..
Prereq.: TCOM 3785; acceptance of Project Proposal Form by coordinating faculty member and department chairperson.

TCOM 4884    Video Production Direction    3 s.h.

A study and application of the communication roles and skills associated with video directing. Emphasis on audience analysis. The equivalent of three hours lecture and two hours lab per week.
Prereq.: TCOM 3782.

TCOM 4885    Developments in Telecommunication Media    3 s.h.

Study and application of uses of telecommunication media apart from commercial broadcasting. Study of new technologies and their potential.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both.

TCOM 4886    Audience and Market Measure    3 s.h.

Methods of collecting, analyzing, and using information about media markets. Includes quantitative and non-quantitative techniques.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both.

TCOM 4887    Theories and Criticisms of Telecommunication    3 s.h.

Study of contemporary theories and research in telecommunication.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both; major or minor in Telecommunication Studies.

TCOM 4888    Internship Telecommunication    3 s.h.

An application of telecommunication theory and practices within organizations primarily concerned with telecommunication. Students are selected on the basis of special qualifications, including GPA, courses taken, and competitive interview. Enrollment is contingent on the availability of internship positions. Twenty hours a week.
Prereq.: Junior standing in telecommunications and permission of internship coordinator.

TCOM 4889    Broadcast Sports Internship    3 s.h.

An application of sports media theory and practices within sports and sports media organizations such as university, semi-professional and professional organizations.
Prereq.: TCOM 1570, TCOM 3792, TCOM 3793, TCOM 3794, and TCOM 3795; selection by sponsoring organization.

TCOM 4890    Producing Broadcast News    3 s.h.

Supervision of news programs for TV, radio and web. Story development, shooting/editing, script management, graphics creation, studio operations, and on-camera performance. Creation and marketing of the webcast, Light the Wick, or equivalent. Two hours lecture and two hours lab per week.
Prereq.: TCOM 3790.

TCOM 4897    Seminar in Telecommunication    3 s.h.

Designed to investigate contemporary aspects of telecommunications. May be repeated for credit if topic is different.
Prereq.: TCOM 2682 and TCOM 2683 with a grade of "C" or better in both; major in Telecommunication Studies.

TCOM 4899    Capstone    2 s.h.

Students demonstrate mastery of knowledge in a variety of degree assessment areas. Students prepare and present a portfolio of their work. The course assists students in assembling and presenting the portfolio to department faculty and other interested parties. To be taken after achieving senior status as a Telecommunications Studies major.
Prereq.: senior status in Telecommunication Studies.
Gen Ed: Capstone, Capstone.