Course Cross-listed with LAH 430 3credit(s) Examines speech and communication rights and responsibilities in the United States. Focuses on the legal and ethical underpinnings of such matters as defamation, privacy, copyright, access to information, obscenity and indecency, and source confidentiality. Considers legal and ethical implications of media content and patterns of media ownership. Examines avenues of media and communication policy and the changes in media technologies and contexts that challenge legal and ethical constructs. Prerequisite(s): CMM 240; or POL 250 ; or LAH 201, LAH 230, and LAH 241; or permission of instructor.