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.
|Academic unit||Media and Communications|
|Unit name||Media, Law and Ethics|
|Semester 1, 2022|
|Attendance mode||Normal day|
|18 credit points at 2000 level in Media Studies or 6 Senior credit points in Media and Communications|
|Available to study abroad and exchange students||