COM 50200 Seminar in Professional Practice and Ethics

This course is an investigation into the ethical considerations in communications and the mass media. Through case studies, the bases of ethical decision-making in modern professional and business organizations shall be considered, while students will analyze the competing media-driven economic, political, and societal claims. Issues examined will include, but not be limited to, media violence, journalistic responsibility, government media regulation, threats to personal privacy, and media industry consolidation.