This course provides an introduction to moral reasoning through a philosophical examination of major ethical problems in communications, such as those encountered by media professionals; conflicts of interest, morally offensive content, media influences on anti-social behavior, confidential sources, privacy, truth and honesty in reporting, among others. Student will be introduced to the idea that ethical problems are largely a matter of normative ethical (philosophical) theory. Prerequisite: COMP 2000, COMP 2010, or COMP 2020 or COMP 2000H. Frequency: Every Winter.
Blackboard Hybrid, GenEd Hum Ethics Req, Humaniites, Upper Level Req, Humanities, Philosophy Req, GenEd Hum Humanities Req