COM3115 - Communication Law and Ethics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Media and Communication
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2020/21

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The course aims to teach students the fundamentals, principles, practices and theories of communication law and ethics. It examines various legal and ethical issues related to journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, and new media communication, including the protection and limits of free expression, intellectual property, defamation, obscenity, and privacy. As law is related and subject to the final test of ethics, this course also examines professional ethics in communication.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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