PHIL 3010 Ethical Issues in Communication

(B) Bachelors
(SS) Coll of Arts, Hum & Social Sci
(SHPS) CAHS - History & Political Sci
3 credits

This course provides an introduction to moral reasoning through a philosophical examination of major ethical problems in communications, such as those encountered by media professionals; conflicts of interest, morally offensive content, media influences on anti-social behavior, confidential sources, privacy, truth and honesty in reporting, among others. Student will be introduced to the idea that ethical problems are largely a matter of normative ethical (philosophical) theory. Prerequisite: COMP 2000, COMP 2010, or COMP 2020 or COMP 2000H. Frequency: Every Winter. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2016 (201720))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify when the moral assessment of a situation is called by recognizing ethical issues specific to the context of communications media (i.e., can distinguish claims of fact from claims of value in media communications contexts).
  2. Apply abstract concepts (normative ethical theories and principles) consistently and coherently to real-life situations.
  3. Evaluate reasons used to support moral decisions.
  4. Explain how one's behavior has an impact on others.
  5. Demonstrate tolerance for disagreement by taking account of and respecting points of view other than their own.
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