Communication Law and Ethics

This course will survey how the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is interpreted and applied to communication law in the United States through exploring court decisions, laws and/or regulations and the various aspects of ethical decision-making employed in developing and executing communication law. Through written and oral communication assignments, and case study analysis students learn to analyze communication laws and to apply a systematic ethical analysis to determine the consequences of communication law making. By the end of the semester, students will improve their written and oral communication through defining clear message points, organizing information for clarity, and conceptualizing and executing effective communication. Prerequisite: 205. Restricted to students with junior standing and higher.