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DGME 102 Media Law and Ethics

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Why do you think they're called "illegal" downloads? In this course, students will examine U.S. law and regulation governing mass media, from print to the Internet. Students will also examine the ethical conflicts faced by media professionals. Topics include: freedom of speech, citizen journalism, defamation, privacy, copyright, obscenity, truth, ethics, social media and advertising. This course will help prepare future media producers to work in industries that have significant influence over society.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area C3; Area E2b, E5b
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area D), UC (IGETC Area 4)