This course is a one-semester introduction to communications. The intent of this course is to present the general principles of electronic communications at a systems level. The emphasis is on the signal processing functions of two modulation and demodulation operations such as amplitude modulation (AM) and frequency modulation (FM). Other topics of instruction include: transmission in general, decibels, spectral analysis, transmission lines, antennas, and Bluetooth. It is configured as two, one hour classes, and one, two hour lab, per week. The lab will utilize conventional test equipment, and also, a software based instrument, using SignalVu software.