Programs by Campus





  • TEL-T 501 Philosophy of Inquiry in Telecommunications (3 cr.) Entry-level comparative study of the origin and development of dominant paradigms applied to telecommunications by researchers and policy makers.
  • TEL-T 502 Introduction to Research Methods in Telecommunications (3 cr.) Introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methodologies used in telecommunications.
  • TEL-T 503 Telecommunications Theory (3 cr.) Introduces students to the wide range of social scientific theories that guide research in telecommunications.
  • TEL-T 505 Media Organizations (3 cr.) Introduces students to the production, financing, marketing, and management of media from an organizational perspective. The goal is to prepare students to work in a changing media environment.
  • TEL-T 510 Research Methods in Message Analysis (3 cr.) Methods of analyzing the content of mediated messages. Applications of content analysis techniques to research projects involving new or traditional media.
  • TEL-T 511 Research Methods in Audience Analysis (3 cr.) Analysis of audience characteristics and behaviors. Emphasizes methods associated with the assessment of, and audiences for, the electronic media.
  • TEL-T 512 Communication and Politics (3 cr.) Social scientific theories of political message effects and normative models of media and democracy. Analysis of political advertising, campaign communication, civic participation, and the role of new media in politics.
  • TEL-T 521 Telecommunications Management (3 cr.) Theories of personnel and systems management applied to the technology-based consumer media of broadcasting, cable, voice, and network access providers. Considers broad issues of programming, infrastructure, finance, competition, corporate and industry structure, budget, and regulations.
  • TEL-T 522 Managing the Creative Process (3 cr.) Examination of the business side of video production with emphasis on the role of the producer and/or production manager, including production team organization, schedules, budgets, contracts, markets, and intellectual property.
  • TEL-T 530 Legal Environment of Telecommunications (3 cr.) P: T504 or consent of instructor. Analysis of laws and policies affecting the telecommunications industry and its consumers. Regulation of broadcasting, cable television, telephony, and the Internet. Introduction to First Amendment aspects of telecommunications and to antitrust and intellectual property law.
  • TEL-T 532 Economics of the Media Industries (3 cr.) Application of economic principles to policy and strategy issues in the print, online, broadcasting, multichannel, home video, and motion picture industries.
  • TEL-T 535 Economics of Information (3 cr.) The production, distribution, and pricing of information products and services; intellectual property and new technologies; information networks and compatibility. Policy and strategy applications.
  • TEL-T 540 Special Projects in Telecommunications (1-3 cr.) P:  Consent of project advisor and Director of Graduate Studies. Individual readings or production projects in telecommunications.
  • TEL-T 551 Communication, Technology, and Society (3 cr.) Research seminar to consider the impact of new technologies on society and how the development and structure of information and communication technologies have been influenced by society. Theories of technology at the social level of analysis.
  • TEL-T 552 Cognitive Approaches to Media (3 cr.) Examines the information processing of mediated messages and theories underlying memory, attention, and cognition. Advanced analysis of cognitive psychology and emotion theory as they apply to the study of media.
  • TEL-T 560 Business Strategies of Communication Firms (3 cr.) Case studies in marketing and competitive strategies of media and telecommunications firms. Effects of technological change on industry structure and strategy.
  • TEL-T 570 Art, Entertainment, and Information (1-3 cr.) Introduces students to the idea of information as art and as entertainment through readings and multimedia experience. Students will learn basic tools of multimedia design, interactive programming, digital paint and draw tools, and 3-D software.
  • TEL-T 571 Applied Cognitive and Emotional Psychology (3 cr.) Introduces students to basic theories in cognitive and emotional psychology and focuses on how these theories could be applied to the design of immersive mediated environments.
  • TEL-T 575 Directed Group New Media Design Project (3 cr.) P: Consent of Instructor and Director of Graduate Studies. Group project in new media design. Each class will develop, design, and implement a new media project.
  • TEL-T 576 New Media Production (3 cr.) P: Application for authorization, approval of instructor and Director of Graduate Studies. Open to graduate students only. Training in traditional and new media production including utilization of new media software packages. In addition to production training, completion of a critical assessment paper in an area of production. T576 and T577 combined may not exceed 6 credits. May be repeated for 6 credits.
  • TEL-T 580 Interactive Storytelling and Computer Games (2 cr.) Students work in teams to develop interactive stories and games using graphics, animation, sound, and text.
  • TEL-T 583 Teaching Electronic Media Production (2 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Graduate students review and refine basic production skills in preparation for teaching positions. Basic media production concepts, techniques, and hands-on training. Prior understanding of the production process is expected.
  • TEL-T 585 Interactivity and New Media (3 cr.) Theoretical and applied perspectives on interactive communications. Surveys the literature of interactivity and new media, examining relevant concepts such as parasocial interaction, entertainment education, and remediation. Social and psychological consequences of interactivity.
  • TEL-T 597 Internship (0-3 cr.) P: Consent of faculty advisor and Director of Graduate Studies. Supervised internship in telecommunications, electronic media, or multimedia design.
  • TEL-T 600 Proseminar in Telecommunications Research (1 cr.) Introduction to current telecommunications research through the work of departmental members and visiting scholars. May be repeated for 1 credit each semester up to four semesters.
  • TEL-T 601 Topical Seminar in Telecommunications Technology and Policy (1-3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
  • TEL-T 602 Topical Seminar in Telecommunications Processes and Effects (1-3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
  • TEL-T 603 Topical Seminar in Telecommunications Management (1-3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
  • TEL-T 605 Seminar in Immersive Mediated Environments (1 cr.) Introduction to current research in immersive mediated environments such as virtual reality, telepresence, and new media entertainment through the work of faculty members from Indiana University and visiting scholars. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours.
  • TEL-T 610 The Networked Society (3 cr.) Analysis of the social, economic, and cultural forces that have set in motion the rise of the networked society. The conceptualization and creation of large-scale networks; new modes of organization.
  • TEL-T 629 Telecommunications Policy Making (3 cr.) P: T504 or consent of instructor. Models and theories of telecommunications policy making in the United States. Analysis of selected contemporary policy issues and controversies.
  • TEL-T 635 Comparative Telecommunications Policy (3 cr.) P: T504 or consent of instructor. Comparison of telecommunications policy and policy making in the United States with the policies ad policy systems of other nations and of international and transnational organizations.
  • TEL-T 641 Children and Media (3 cr.) P: T503 or equivalent. Detailed examination of theoretical orientations and research specifically focused on children and media.
  • TEL-T 642 Communication Campaigns (3 cr.) ┬áStudy of public communication campaigns, emphasizing the role of media in influencing attitudes and behavior related to social issues.
  • TEL-T 650 Telecommunications and the Constitution (3 cr.) P: T504 or consent of instructor. Impact of the constitution of the United States on telecommunications law and policy, the telecommunications industries, and the public. Emphasis on the First Amendment. Analysis of the Supreme Court as a telecommunications policy making institution.
  • TEL-T 800 Thesis: Telecommunications (1-6 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. This course is eligible for a deferred grade.
  • GRAD-G 741 Ph.D. Research in Mass Communications (arr. cr.) P: Consent of instructor. This course is eligible for a deferred grade.
  • TEL-T 504 Introduction to Telecommunications Policy Studies (3 cr.) Introduction to the graduate level study of telecommunications law and policy and its intersection with economics and technology. Fundamental principles and theories of telecommunications law, policy, and policy-making. Methodological approaches.
  • TEL-T 577 New Media Design (3 cr.) P: Application for authorization, approval of instructor and Director of Graduate Studies. Open to graduate students only. Training in conceptualization and design of new media, including actual production at the prototype level. In addition, completion of a paper that applies design theories to the project work undertaken in the class. T576 and T577 combined credit may not exceed 6. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
  • TEL-T 604 Topical Seminar in Media and Society (1-3 cr.) P: Consent of Instructor. May be repeated for credit.

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