Units of Study

MECO3603 - Media, Law and Ethics

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michelle Emily McAuslan
Email: michelle.mcauslan@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

6 Senior credit points in Media and Communications

Prohibitions

MECO3003

Additional Information

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

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

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  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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