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.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2000wd Essay (45%), 1x1.5hr (1700wd equivalent) exam (35%), 1x800wd online posting (20%)
Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only
18 credit points at 2000 level in Media Studies or 6 Senior credit points in Media and CommunicationsProhibitions