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Cynthia J Simmons
COM 495
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Communication

Lecture, seminar, and/or team study. Topics vary.

Class description

Communications 495 G, First Amendment, will cover all five of the freedoms protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: the freedom to assemble, freedom of speech and press, freedom of religion and the freedom to petition government. This is a great course for student journalists, students who are considering law school and any student who wants a deeper understanding of these important rights.

Student learning goals

Legal reasoning


Arguments before an appellate court

General method of instruction

Participation in moot courts, lectures and debates.

Recommended preparation

None. This course is open to all UW students.

Class assignments and grading

There will be a paper and a presentation.

Grades will be based on the quality of course participation and the paper grade.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Cynthia J Simmons
Date: 05/18/2010