2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


JOUR 50523 Information Law and Policy

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Journalism and Strategic Communication. Undergraduate students must have passed JOUR 40523 (Law and Ethics of Mass Communication) or STCO 46403 (Law) with a grade of C or higher and must have permission of the instructor. Advanced media law course for students focusing on contemporary challenges faced by journalism and strategic communication professionals. The course emphasizes how the law of mass communication has adapted to new and emerging technologies such as the Internet and social media, with a particular focus on privacy, access to information, and intellectual property. Students will learn and apply normative legal research methods to answer modern questions relevant to professional communicators. Cross listed as JOUR 50523.