2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

ICS 642 Regulatory Research in Context/Problems in Information Communication

This is a required course for students in the M.S. degree program of CICS, and optional for the M.A. degree program in Telecommunications. It is a component of the core curriculum intended to address issues surrounding the public and private policies of telecommunication systems and services. Includes the rigorous study of legislative and regulatory environments and how to develop successful public policy campaigns in the information age. Intended to expand and test student knowledge of the current public policy arena. Class sessions are composed of lecture, dialogue and discussion. Students are required to participate in meaningful discussion of the topics and related case law. Begins with a brief overview of regulation from the early twentieth century; however, a significant portion of the semester will be devoted to the post-1982 changes deregulating the telephone, cable, broadcast industries, and the Internet.