COMM 458 - Special Topics in Media Systems
Section: 004 Freedom of Expression and the First Amendment
Term: WN 2009
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
20581
Open
1
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 458.002
002 (LEC)
P
11611
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section meets with Comm 458.001
003 (LEC)
P
18719
Open
0
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 458.004
004 (LEC)
P
20634
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.003
005 (LEC)
P
28787
Open
5
 
-
MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 458.006
006 (LEC)
P
28788
Open
5
 
-
MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.005
007 (LEC)
P
29164
Closed
0
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 458.008
008 (LEC)
P
29165
Closed
0
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.007
009 (LEC)
P
29166
Open
16
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 458.010
010 (LEC)
P
29167
Open
16
 
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.009
011 (LEC)
P
29168
Open
24
1Comm St Major
-
TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 458.012
012 (LEC)
P
29169
Open
24
 
-
TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.011
013 (LEC)
 
29519
Open
17
 
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
014 (LAB)
P
29520
Open
17
1Comm St Major
-
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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