Units of Study

MECO3603 - Media, Law and Ethics

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Steven Maras


This unit will introduce students to the area of media, law and ethics through discussion of key legal, ethical, and cultural issues relevant to journalism and the professional fields of public communication. Students will be given an introductory survey of the main ethical theories in Western thought to establish a framework within which to examine specific ethical issues that relate to media. They will also be introduced to those aspects of the law that impinge on the work of media professionals.


1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x1.5hr (1700wd equivalent) exam (35%), 1x800wd online posting (20%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


18 junior credit points and 6 senior credit points from Media and Communications



Additional Information

Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm




The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney