Fall 2002 Course Schedule, The University of Texas at Austin

Course Offerings


DEPARTMENT OF RADIO-TELEVISION-FILM

Thomas G. Schatz, Chair
General Office/Undergraduate Office: CMA A6.118, A0800, 471-4071
Graduate Office: CMA A6.114, 471-3532
Federico Subervi, Graduate Adviser
URL: http://www.utexas.edu/coc/rtf/

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Department of Radio-Television-Film offers a multidisciplinary undergraduate curriculum designed to suit the particular needs of students in the various fields of mass media communication. The four major areas of study are production (film, video, and audio), convergent media, critical and cultural studies, and mass communication/international/communication technology studies. Because each area has specific prerequisites, care should be taken in planning lower-division coursework. The minimum prerequisites for upper-division courses in each area are listed below. Additional prerequisites may be listed with specific courses. Contact the RTF department for further information.

PRODUCTION AREA. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: RTF 305, 317, 318, and 3 additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in RTF; and RTF 317 and RTF 318 with a grade of B or better. Some upper-division courses may require the consent of the instructor.

CONVERGENT MEDIA AREA. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: RTF 305, 318, and 6 additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in RTF selected from RTF 309, 314, 316, or 317.

CRITICAL AND CULTURAL STUDIES AREA (INCLUDING SCREENWRITING). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: RTF 305, either 314 or 316, and 6 additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in RTF; and, for some courses, consent of instructor.

MASS COMMUNICATION / INTERNATIONAL / COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY STUDIES AREA. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: RTF 305 and 9 additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in RTF; and, for some courses, consent of instructor. Communication technology courses require RTF 305, 309, and 6 additional hours of lower-division coursework in RTF.

CONSENT INFORMATION

Consent of instructor is required to enroll in some upper-division RTF courses. For courses that require consent, the consent process takes place during the following time periods:
Consent for the fall semester - first week in April
Consent for the spring semester - first week in October
Consent for the summer session - first week in March
Exact dates will be announced to students electronically and on the department website during the semester. Some RTF courses may impose supplemental consent requirements, e.g., for certain production courses, a portfolio must be submitted. Contact the department for details.

Students who receive consent must then register for those courses via TEX or the Web. Students who miss the consent process or who do not receive consent should attend the first class meeting and ask the instructor for permission to add at that time.

OTHER DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND POLICIES

Any student enrolled in an upper-division RTF course who does not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from that course.

To count toward the student's degree, all RTF courses undertaken must be passed with a grade of at least C.

Enrollment in upper-division RTF courses is usually restricted to RTF majors. Enrollment in lower-division courses may be limited to RTF majors during certain registration periods.

To enroll in upper-division RTF courses, a student must have a University grade point average of at least 2.25 and a grade point average in courses in the College of Communication of at least 2.0 at the time of registration and at the beginning of the semester for which the student is registering. Upper-division courses in any area of RTF may be used to fulfill the degree requirement for eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in RTF.

It is the student's responsibility to be aware of all degree requirements published in chapter 4 of The Undergraduate Catalog. Students are also expected to maintain and check regularly an electronic mail address, and to review periodically the department website for updates on policies and other important information.

EQUIPMENT CHECK-IN/OUT PROCEDURE

Check-in and check-out of equipment for RTF production courses is by appointment only in CMA B2.105, 471-6565.

Radio-Television-Film - RTF - undergraduate courses
Radio-Television-Film - RTF - graduate courses


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