Summer Courses





History and Theory of Freedom of Expression

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
COMMUNICATIONS (COMM)
Course Number: 
COMM 322 900
Schedule: 
Monday 4:30pm-6:25pm
Schedule: 
Wednesday 4:30pm-6:25pm
Day(s): 
Monday
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Instructor: 

CIMAGLIO, CHRISTOPHER JAMES

Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Course Description: 

This course will explore the origins, purpose, theory, and practice of freedom of expression in the West.  In addition, we'll discuss the philosophical roots of contemporary debates about expressive limits, especially problems associated with mass communication. Major topics may include but are not limited to sexual expression, violence, hate speech, traitorous and subversive speech, non-verbal expression, artistic expression, and privacy.

Syllabus: 

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