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Richard B Kielbowicz
COM 495
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Communication

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

Class description

International Communication Law and Policy--

The course explores how several countries and a few international bodies regulate communication. Among the topics likely to be covered are libel, privacy, hate speech, advertising, the right to gather news, obscenity, broadcast regulation, Internet freedoms and restrictions, protection of domestic media industries, and protecting children from violent media content. The course requires considerable reading, with materials drawn from law reviews, government reports, court cases, scholarly journals, and websites. Besides taking a midterm and a final exam, each student will produce a project.

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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.
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Last Update by Richard B Kielbowicz
Date: 05/15/2013