May 20, 2022  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMM 301 - Media Law and Media Ethics


3 Credit(s)

Gen Ed: PI credit.
This course examines the legal and ethical dimensions of modern mass media. Students are introduced to various ethical theories and models, which provide a basis for the critical and systematic analysis of case studies and arguments. Students study current, relevant mass media law, emphasizing precedent-setting court cases in the United States. Topics addressed include: libel, slander, defamation, sedition, pornography, indecency, blasphemy, obscenity, privacy, intellectual property, copyright, propaganda, and commercial speech. As warranted.



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