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The Minor in Broadcasting

Course Requirements for the Minor: 24 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

4 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is also offered as JOUR 101 .
This course teaches the concepts, history, and applications of communication. The implications and ethical issues of media and the communication process are covered. 3 hours lecture. Formerly CDES 101. (001636)
An introductory survey course demonstrating the methods and principles common to the communication design disciplines, including problem-solving, composition, idea generation, and storytelling. 3 hours lecture. Formerly CDES 102. (001637)
This course will explore the elements of visual design as they apply to the production of video and film. An overview of visual literacy will be given, and the application of these elements to the critical analysis of video and film productions will be discussed. Successful completion of this course for majors requires a grade of C or higher. 3 hours lecture. Formerly CDES 141. (001649)
Discussion and analysis of the function, structure, organization, operation, regulation, and economics of the various telecommunication industries, including broadcasting, cable, independent production, and other related new technologies. Successful completion of this course for majors requires a grade of C or higher. Required for enrollment in upper-division Media Arts courses. 3 hours lecture. Formerly CDES 261. (001651)

Note: Students must earn a grade of C- or better in MADT 141 and MADT 261 to enroll in any MADT upper-division courses for this minor.

4 courses selected from:

At least 2 of the 4 courses must be selected from upper-division courses.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ENGL 130I.
An introduction to the styles and formats used in writing for radio, television, multimedia, and the Web. Writing includes commercials /public service announcements, news, and informational programming. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. Formerly CDES 103. (001638)
This course is an introduction to the fundamental vocabulary and techniques of digital photography. Emphasis is placed on developing visual competence in the creation and consumption of lens-based imagery. Course content includes the basics of camera and digital production techniques for color and black and white photographs that are produced as exhibition-quality prints and on-screen imagery. Includes a broad-based survey of photo history, contemporary theory, and current issues related to the practice of photography. Open to non-majors. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Formerly CDES 206. (001654)
This course provides a theoretical and practical knowledge of digital audio productions techniques for radio, video, and multimedia. Particular emphasis is placed on audio for video and production strategies for effective communication in audio. 3 hours discussion. Formerly CDES 216. (001652)
This course examines the development of radio/television formats, programming types, ideology, and genres from historical and critical standpoints. The impact on cultural functions, political agendas, social judgment, art forms, and human communication will be addressed through interpretation of mediated content. 3 hours discussion. Formerly CDES 341. (001771)
Prerequisite: MADT 226 for students in the CDES Media Arts Option.
The origins and major movements in the area of the documentary film. The various uses relating to propaganda, social problems, and personal insight. Production motivations in seeking the mass audience through documentary. Open to non-majors. 3 hours discussion. Formerly CDES 342. (001683)
Motion picture beginnings. How production, distribution, and use developed to make motion pictures a powerful medium for mass communication. The significance of the motion picture as an entertainment, education, information, and propaganda device meeting unique social needs and purposes. Open to non-majors. 3 hours lecture. Formerly CDES 344. (001677)
Prerequisite: MADT 366.
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the responsibilities of the producer in all media productions. 3 hours discussion. Formerly CDES 345. (001761)
Prerequisites: MADT 103, MADT 216.
The skills and techniques of announcing in audio, slide tape, film, and video presentations. Areas covered include copy interpretation and the objective delivery of scripted and ad-lib material in a variety of audio, film, video, and live presentations. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. Formerly CDES 362. (001715)
Prerequisites: MADT 103, MADT 216.
Theory, practice, and techniques involved in gathering, writing, and reporting broadcast news. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. Formerly CDES 363. (001714)
Prerequisite: MADT 261 (with a grade of C or higher) or faculty permission.
The programming and management principles involved in the operation of telecommunication facilities. Course content includes sales, advertising, programming, legal and ethical management responsibilities, and other related topics. Industry professionals are frequent guest speakers. 3 hours lecture. Formerly CDES 365. (001717)
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of JOUR 260 for Journalism majors.
This course is also offered as POLS 244 .
A survey of public relations: problems and issues, organization and operations, skills and techniques, careers and opportunities. 3 hours lecture. (001995)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130I or JOUR 130I.
Techniques of information gathering and writing for various audiences in the mass media. Required course for the Options in News-Editorial and Public Relations. Students must earn a grade of C or higher to advance to subsequent writing courses in the Department of Journalism. Students who do not receive at least a C may repeat the course. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (004838)
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