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MCOM 300. Mass Media Law

Credits: 3
Department: Mass Communications
Description: First Amendment foundation, broadcast regulation, commercial speech and copyright in historical and contemporary contexts.
Prerequisites: MCOM 200
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Exhibit enhanced analytical thinking through use of past and anticipated media law problems, readings, and essays as they relate to the field of journalism.
2. Address potential legal problems in journalism, analyze copyright laws, and research broadcast and print regulation.
3. Analyze research tools and explore how to use organizational assistance for coping with media laws as journalists; research and analyze the law as it pertains to journalism.
4. Discuss and analyze the First Amendment and its freedom of the press implications.
5. Research state and federal journalism laws.

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