COMM 458 - Special Topics in Media Systems
Section: 004 Freedom of Expression and the First Amendment
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of department.
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 458 - Special Topics in Media Systems
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
11639
Closed
0
2Comm St Major
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.002
002 (LEC)
P
19301
Open
0
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.001
003 (LEC)
P
20208
Closed
0
1Comm St Major
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.004
004 (LEC)
P
20209
Open
0
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.003
005 (LEC)
P
21647
Closed
0
1Comm St Major
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.006
006 (LEC)
P
22133
Open
0
 
-
MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.005
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