Catalogue 2016 - 2017

COMM 525 Ethics in Public Communication


3 cr


Graduate standing & acceptance to M.A. program

Course Description

This course investigates the philosophical underpinnings of communication ethics and perspectives.  Based on those ethical perspectives and the Public Relations Society of America's code of ethics, students examine ethical and moral implications of manufacturing public opinion in corporate, nonprofit, and governmental public relations settings.  Students also examine the legal implications of unethical public relations and regulations for public relations practitioners.