COMM 3200 Communication Ethics
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as COMM 23.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Critical examination of ethical issues related to communication, information, and the media. Freedoms and responsibilities. Consideration of such issues as: privacy, confidentiality, censorship, deception, propaganda, accuracy, fairness, intellectual property rights, conflicts of interest, obscenity and pornography, civility and offensive speech. Classical and contemporary philosophers. (This course is the same as Philosophy 3315 [14.2].)
Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or Core Studies 10; or Core Curriculum 1210 [2.1]; or one course in communication, information, or the media, or permission of the chairperson of the Philosophy Department.