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MASC 408. Communications Law. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MASC 203, MASC 204 or MASC 285 with a minimum grade of C. Study of legal issues affecting the practice of advertising, journalism and public relations. Examination and analysis of contemporary issues and problems in conventional and new media. Critical and unresolved issues are discussed within the legal framework of modern mass media practice.