COMM 2501: Communication Law
Lecture - 4 credits
- Introduces the fundamental principles of communication law and ethics.
- Explores the complex interplay between law (the First Amendment) and ethics (personal and professional responsibilities).
- Topics covered include blasphemy, commercial speech, copyright, defamation, fighting words, free press/fair trial, hate speech, heresy, incitement, obscenity, political speech, pornography, prior restraint, public forums, special settings (such as schools, prisons, and the military), symbolic speech, threats, and time-place-manner restrictions.
- Emphasizes ethical issues involving privacy, accuracy, property, and accessibility.
- The transcendent question in communication law and ethics is whether it is right to exercise the rights granted communication professionals under the First Amendment.
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