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Media, Law and Ethics - MECO3603

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.

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

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

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

Pre-requisites

18 credit points at 2000 level in Media Studies or 6 Senior credit points in Media and Communications

Prohibitions

MECO3003

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Media and Communications
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Courses that offer this unit

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