CA 115 Intro to Electronic Communication
FA 2008 HO
Assoc. Prof., Communication Arts
M-F-8:30-11; T-Th 10:00-11:00; Other times by appointment
None, although there will be a number of required readings from handouts and web sites.
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This is a survey of the origins and operation of broadcast and computer media.
Intro to Electronic Communication is an introductory level class. This class will help you develop a basic understanding of the way broadcasters and internet providers operate, and how broadcasters, the public (the audience), and the government interact. CA115 will prepare you for the next step, which includes radio and TV production and PR classes.
I believe learning should be hands-on process, and that teaching should be done using a variety of tools and approaches.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The core assessment for CA115 Introduction to Electronic Communication will be a take-home final examination. A copy of the exam is pasted below.
You will be writing four two-page essays on the topics listed below. You will write both the essays in category A; then you will choose two from among those listed in category B.
An acceptable (B-C) essay must do the following:
An exceptional (A) essay will do all the following listed above. It will also:
Essay topics—Category A. All students must answer both of these questions:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Your grade will be based on a number of short papers and projects, three quizzes, on class attendance and participation, and on a take-home final. See details of grading plan in last section.
10%-Radio log/War of the Worlds paper
10-Amos and Andy reaction paper
10-Three unit quizzes—based on lectures and readings
10-Short International media paper
10-Weekly news quizzes
10-Short ethics paper
10-Kids and TV paper
10-Web site critique
20-Take home final. More on this later.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
I will not accept late work. This applies to all daily work, papers, lab work, final projects, and so on. The only exception to this is if there is some extenuating circumstance, and you contact me IN ADVANCE to get an extension. If you have a problem that precludes you from turning a work in on time, call or e-mail me IN ADVANCE of the due date, let me know what’s going on, and we can make arrangements.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Respect one another, and be open to new ideas.
Subject to change. In fact, count on it!!
Theme: Media trends and convergence
Topics: New media, technology, digital, media ownership and economics
Theme: International media studies
Topics: Overview, Peace Journalism, Islam in U.S. media, International Press Freedom
Topics: Background, regulations, indecency
Topics: History, trends, formats, programming, ratings, shock radio
Theme: Radio shows, old time dramas, sports and talk radio
Topics: History, trends, formats, programming, ratings
Theme: TV overview
Topics: TV history, technology, trends, ratings/Arbitron
Topics: Cable TV, TV programming, TV and the Internet
Theme: TV and kids
Topics: Government regulations, sex/violence, TV and talk
Theme: Intro to the Internet
Topics: The basics, net as research tool, entertainment, porn, online education
Theme: Broadcasting, and broadcasters, on the net; Web site design
Topics: Introduction to, search, goals, web site design basics
Theme: Newspaper web sites
Topics: Introduction to, search, goals, more design, site critiques
Theme: Internet and society; Advertising; Media and the Election
Topics: Net effects on society, advertising trends, ads by medium, FTC, Media impact on election, voter turnout
Topics: Ethics, Libel, Invasion of Privacy on radio, TV, net. Also, journalism ethics.
Topics: Media and society, antisocial behavior, etc.
Topic: Media criticism and analysis
Topics: Student analysis of media coverage of current issues and topics
Topics: The future; employment in the electronic media, future of radio, TV, net; employment opportunities.
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