Course No:                  CMM 335

Course Title:               Media Ethics

Credits:                       3


Catalog Description


This course provides an overview of the ethical conflicts faced in contemporary society by media professionals. Through the application of various ethical frameworks, students consider the traditional and contemporary problems of expression and dissemination of information in a converged world.


Learning Outcomes


At the end of this course the student should be able to:

  • Articulate their understanding of ethics
  • Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues
  • Explore the ethical/moral dilemmas faced by communications professionals
  • Examine the legal, regulatory and ethical frameworks that guide communication professionals
  • Demonstrate development in critical thinking and analytical skills


Required Readings


  • Christians, C., Fackler, M., Richardson Brittain, K., Kreshel, P. & Woods Jr., R. (2012).  Media ethics: Cases and moral reasoning, 9th edition. New York, NY: Pearson Education.