May 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

COM 102 - Media Ethics


Course Description: This course examines the responsibilities of media makers and the ethical issues facing decision-makers in all fields of communication. Students critically examine ethical principles and analyze case studies that focus on ethical dilemmas.


ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Social Responsibility, and Personal and Professional Development.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101
General Education Elective(s): Humanities
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core curriculum General Education Requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Critically appraise ethical dilemmas within the context of media.
  • Analyze and write about media in terms of ethical and moral implications.
  • Discuss ethical dilemmas with others in a way that is both respectful and productive.
  • Apply ethical concepts of truthfulness, intellectual honesty, accuracy, sensitivity, fairness, balance, and transparency in resolving an ethical dilemma.
  • Develop and articulate personal, ethical and moral beliefs from the perspective of a media maker.

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