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    Western Michigan University
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COM 3070 - Freedom of Expression


This course examines the meaning, scope and challenge of “free expression” in the American experience. Beginning with the historical and philosophical roots of free speech rights, students will critically examine how the courts, scholars and activists have interpreted and applied these rights to a number of controversial issues. Possible topics include free expression on the Internet and in the mass media, political protests, copyright law, and international difference in speech rights.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area III: The United States: Cultures and Issues.



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