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COM 613 Ethics for Professional Communication 3.0 Credits

Professional communicators confront conflicting interests throughout their time at work. Their professional aspirations and their duties to their employer inevitably affect their efforts to make ethical decisions. This course is about ethical decisions in professional communication settings, which include: journalism, public relations and advertising, science and health communication, and digital and social media. Through the analysis of case studies and the examination of ethical frameworks this course will explore ethical issues in such topics as: Ethics of social media usage in crisis situations; Ethical behaviors among social media influencers, etc.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

Communication BS / Strategic & Digital Communication MS

Major: Communication and Strategic & Digital Communication Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) Calendar Type: Quarter Total Credit Hours: 225.0 Co-op Options:  One Co-op (Five years); Three Co-op (Five years) Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code:   09.0199 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-2011

Strategic and Digital Communication MS

Major: Strategic and Digital Communication Degree Awarded:  Master of Science (MS) Calendar Type: Quarter Total Credit Hours:  45.0 Co-op Option : None Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code:  09.0909 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:   11-2011

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