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CAS 426W - Communication Ethics

Human communication is by its very nature an ethical enterprise. Whether in the workplace, in interpersonal settings, or civic contexts, how we communicate raises important moral questions: what is ethical communication? What isn’t? How can we tell the difference? This class takes up these questions and more in a discussion-oriented, writing intensive survey of key issues in the study of communication ethics.

Course Objectives

Students in this class will:

  • engage key issues, questions, and problems associated with communication ethics;
  • participate in informed class discussions;
  • research, compose, and complete a substantial essay.