Summer 2008 Section 001
Law 161: Electronic Mass Media Regulation

Schedule: Evening Class
Instructor(s): Sockett, Lisa
Credit Hours: 2
CRN: 41278
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday
Location: Hazel Hall 348
Time: 4:00pm-5:50pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Online: Online access through TWEN
Writing Course

Students who previously completed Law 181 w/Prof. Sockett are not eligible to take Electronic Mass Media Regulation.

Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents:
Exam Date/Time: No exam.
Prerequisites: None
General Description: This course will examine the regulation of electronic mass media by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Congress and the courts, with a particular focus on the broadcasting and cable industries and the effect of the Internet, digitalization and other new technologies on those industries. The course will focus on the history of the broadcast and cable industries as well as the various regulations, First Amendment cases, and policies applicable to these industries. Current topics such as indecency over the airwaves, political ads, media concentration, and the development of digital and satellite television will be covered. Students will be graded based on class participation and three take-home essays due over the course of the semester.