JMC 40006 Law of Mass Communication

Course Name: JMC 40006 Law of Mass Communication

Description: This course will help develop 1) an understanding of how the law affects mass media and its practitioners, 2) an ability to identify legal issues and apply your knowledge to specific situations likely confronted by working professionals, 3) an appreciation of the history and role that the First Amendment and other protections for free expression and press freedom play in a diverse American society and how those protections differ from those in other countries around the world. After completing this course, you should be able to identify the basic parameters of First Amendment protection including the key legal limitations on free speech and press freedom. You should also be able to take steps to enforce your legal rights and protect yourself from legal constraints and understand some of the debate over media law protections across the globe.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites:  None