Aug 03, 2020  
2019-2020 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 
    
2019-2020 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMM 4325 - Communication Law and Ethics

Credits: 3 Class: 3 Lab: 0
Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of COMM and junior standing.
This course will introduce students to the legal and ethical considerations that shape the communication process. It surveys the development of constitutional protections and regulations of communication in the United States, with an emphasis on the ethical challenges and responsibilities of exercising freedoms established by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The course emphasizes the evolution of the First Amendment, significant Supreme Court cases interpreting First Amendment law, and the rhetoric of freedom of communication.



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