COMM 458 - Special Topics in Media Systems
Section: 003 Freedom of Expression and the First Amendment
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
3
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 351 or 371 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course will examine the historical development of the First Amendment, including the impact of various philosophies on its development. The course will also focus on various interpretations of the First Amendment and the differing protections afforded to individuals and the media throughout periods of American history. In particular, we will cover the First Amendment during wartime, from the Sedition Acts of 1798 to the implication of the War on Terrorism today. Other topics covered include: fighting words, hate speech, obscenity and indecency, prior restraints, student rights and speech in public schools, and the differing protections afforded various media. COMM 351 or 371 strongly recommended. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.

COMM 458 - Special Topics in Media Systems
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
11872
Open
8
5Comm St Major
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.002
002 (LEC)
P
20079
Open
8
 
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.001
003 (LEC)
P
21206
Open
16
8Comm St Major
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.004
004 (LEC)
P
21207
Open
16
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.003
005 (LEC)
P
22923
Open
6
3Comm St Major
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.006
006 (LEC)
P
23513
Open
6
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.005
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