Students will receive an in-depth study of the freedom of the press, including broadcast and print media. The course includes an overview of many areas of First Amendment law, including free speech rights and the limits on governmental authority to regulate speech and the media. The course covers a variety of topics, including libel, the right to privacy, copyright and trademark law and how courts and administrative agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission impact freedom of the press.
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.
Instructor: Tim Schott
Phone: (515) 570-4690