COM5200 Communication Studies: Ethics, Media, and Society 3 credits 6 weeks

Students in this course will explore the ethical theories and issues related to the mass media and other relevant forms of communication. Students will become familiar with various aspects of classical and contemporary ethical theory and how it may apply to various forms of communication: politics, journalism, public relations, advertising, the Internet, etc. The course will focus on ethical theory, research, and application of how language influences decisions across numerous forms of media.