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Spring 2017-2018
* WWS 334 / SOC 319 (SA)   na, npdf

Media and Public Policy

Paul E. Starr

Introduction to communications policy and law, covering such topics as freedom of the press and the development of journalism; intellectual property; telecom and broadcast regulation; and policy challenges raised by the Internet, social media, and globalization.

Sample reading list:
Paul Starr, The Creation of the Media
Randall Bezanson, How Free Can the Press Be?
Benjamin Peters, ed., Digital Keywords
Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 125 pages of reading a week. Two short memos, written and oral presentation (accounting for 20% of the grade); one term paper, written and oral presentation (accounting for 30% of the grade); take-home final exam (30%); class participation (20%)

Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 50%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43150 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:6 Limit:18