COMMUNICATION ETHICS
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
29968
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
Contemporary society offers a wide variety of topics for ethical consideration: deception, lying, fidelity in relationships, hate speech, harassment, privacy, intellectual property, pornography and many others. This class examines the ethical dimensions of communication through the prism of case studies. Students are introduced to traditional forms of ethical reasoning as well as emerging concerns raised by the internet and digital media. One major question that the course addresses is the following: do the internet and new information technologies represent qualitatively new ethical challenges or are these versions of traditional ethical dilemmas? The bulk of class time uses discussion and case studies to emphasize the practice of ethical deliberation and the ability to reason about ethical issues and problems.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: ENG 0102 or ENGCMP (0002 or 0006 or 0020 or 0200 or 0203 or 0205 or 0207 or 0208 or 0210 or 0212) or ENGFLM 0210 or FP (0003 or 0006) *Applies to all WRIT Courses*
Class Attributes
Writing Intensive Course (WRIT)
Class Notes
The planned operational modality for this class is REMOTE. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-all-students-remote/
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Janet Skupien
Meets
MoWe 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
21
Seats Open
1
Class Capacity
22
Unrestricted Seats
1
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20