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Journalism and Communication (JOUR)

School of Journalism and Communication
Faculty of Public Affairs

JOUR 2501 [0.5 credit]

Communications Law I

A survey of laws that affect the Canadian media. Specific areas include the development of freedom of expression, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and statutory and common law limitations on freedoms of the press, including publication bans, libel and contempt of court. (Also listed as MCOM 2501.)
Precludes additional credit for JOUR 3501, MCOM 3501 (last offered 1996-97).
Prerequisite: JOUR 1000 or MCOM 1101 or FYSM 1207, permission of the School, or registration in the Communication Information Technology Policy specialization area of the Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management.
Lectures and discussion three hours a week.

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