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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
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 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.

NameGrade %
Forums 45.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.63 %
Week 2 Forum 5.63 %
Week 3 Forum 5.63 %
Week 4 Forum 5.63 %
Week 5 Forum 5.63 %
Week 6 Forum 5.63 %
Week 7 Forum 5.63 %
Week 8 Forum 5.63 %
Assignments 40.00 %
Week 4 Communication Ethics and Film 20.00 %
Week 8 Communication Ethics Audio Podcast 20.00 %
Blog Posts 15.00 %
Theories of Communication Ethics 5.00 %
Organizational Communication Ethics 5.00 %
Big Tech Communication Ethics 5.00 %
Book Title: Communication Ethics Literacy: Dialogue and Difference - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
Author: Ronald C. Arnett, Janie H. Fritz, and Leeanne M. Bell
Publication Info: VS-Sage
ISBN: 9781412942140

Book Title:Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies - e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom.
ISBN:COMM280-NTMO
Publication Info:UMN

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.