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COMM280 - Ethics in Communication

Course Details

Course Code: COMM280 Course ID: 2920 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of the ethical considerations in communication. It will examine the main ethical issues in interpersonal and mediated communication, including such topics as objectivity, freedom of expression, representations of sex, violence and other human behavior, privacy, confidentiality and obligations to the public.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

CO-1: Successfully define and understand the importance of ethics in communication.

CO-2: Identify and successfully apply theoretical frameworks of ethical communication to real life situations.

CO-3: Understand why dialogue is essential to defining and discovering one’s own ethical code.

CO-4: Analyze, understand, and identify his/her own ethical communication standards by discussing ethics within various fields of communication.

CO-5: Analyze and understand his/her own communication ethics literacy.

Please see the weekly Reading & Resources link.

Book Title:Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies - e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom.
Publication Info:UMN

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.