Mass Communication I: Television, Cable, Satellite Video and Convergence

Catalog No.: 429

Course Description:

Introduces students to the federal regulatory law governing the ownership and operation of broadcast radio and television, cable television, and satellite video technologies. Emphasis is placed on students learning to engage in a comparative analysis of the regulatory schemes for various communications technologies. Students will examine regulations in light of constitutional issues, promoting competition and the goals of the Communications Act and the First Amendment of promoting diversity of voices and viewpoints. The course will also examine some contrasting regulatory approaches in different countries to the regulation of technology and content. There are no prerequisites for this course. Approved IP LL.M. course.