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 Course Title:   Radio: the First 100 Years

 Title Abbreviation:   RADIO: FIRST 100 YEARS

 Department:    MEDIA

 Course #:    140

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    090403

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

The origins and evolution of radio including its influence on our culture.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the nature and influence of radio on our culture and other world cultures.
  2. Recognize the components of a radio production to see how the elements are structured to attract an audience.
  3. Learn that radio is a tool, both persuasive and objective.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the development and impact of technology in human experience (history, global, and local).

Course Contents

  1. Beginning of wireless and developments of radio
  2. Broadcast technologies-satellite and cable
  3. Networks, systems, programming
  4. Educational and public telecommunications
  5. International broadcasting
  6. Political broadcasting
  7. Advertising, economics, ratings, audience
  8. Minority ownership, multi-culturalism in formats