JOUR 618. First Amendment and Society. 3 Hours.

An examination of the history and philosophy of freedom of speech and press and the limitations imposed upon those rights by statute, common law, and court decisions resolving conflicts with other constitutional rights. Critical-thinking skills and case analysis focus on the roles, rights, and responsibilities of the news and persuasive media in a free society. This course is open to all students at the University of Kansas. It emphasizes the importance of freedom of expression in a free society. Students study key media law court decisions and explore free speech issues more broadly to embrace the philosophical thinking that led to the development of the First Amendment. Prerequisite: Junior standing. LEC.

Bachelor of Science in Journalism

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...JOUR 553 Advanced Editing and Production JOUR 608 Ethics and Professional Practice 3 JOUR 618...

Minor in Journalism

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...3 JOUR 302 Infomania: Information Management 3 JOUR 304 Media Writing 3 JOUR 618 First...

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in History

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...Comparative Diasporas HIST 699 Philosophy of History JOUR 618 First Amendment and Society History Category...

Minor in History

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...Palestine and Antiquity HIST 670 Comparative Diasporas JOUR 618 First Amendment and Society History Category...