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Communications Law And Ethics

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This course focuses on the legal and ethical environment of communications in business. Emphases will be placed on free speech, legal actions, intellectual property, business practices, ethics, and future trends in business communications.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Ethical Legal Environments of Free Speech

    • Evaluate how the First Amendment affects business communication in a global environment.
    • Evaluate how the First Amendment affects journalism.
    • Compare and contrast the different types of legally protected speech.

    Legal Actions

    • Analyze different business statutes that exist in the business communications environment.
    • Explain the differences between the four invasion of privacy tort acts.
    • Identify the elements and defenses of libel action.

    Intellectual Property

    • Differentiate among the types of intellectual property.
    • Explain the legal and ethical issues associated with image editing.

    Supervisory Ethics and Future Trends in Business Communications

    • Summarize ethical issues associated with business communications.
    • Analyze trends in business communications.

    Communication Business Practices

    • Differentiate between government agencies and regulations that impact business communication practices.
    • Assess business communications risk management practices.
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