Sep 22, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MCO 305 Communications: Problems of Law and Ethics in Media

3 Credit(s)
This course will deal with the moral and legal problems encountered by mass media since the invention of the printing press. Attention will be given to landmark events and to the historical, political and technological developments which gave rise to them. Emphasis will be placed on: the concept of legal precedent; those assumptions about the nature of man on which moral judgments are made; the evolution of libertarian thought from the First Amendment to the present. The course will rely heavily on case studies. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for COM305. Prerequisites: COM100 or MCO100 or COM201 or MCO201, and, COM105 or MCO105 or COM202 or MCO202