2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook

COMM 220 Communication Ethics

This course takes as its foundation the belief that civil discourse has all but disappeared in society, in large part because communicators have no concept of ethics in communication. This course seeks to address this problem by providing a framework for understanding the ethics of communication from a number of perspectives. By the conclusion of the course, students will learn and be able to utilize ethical principles in their own communication, making them stronger, more empathic leaders. Also, students will learn to use ethical communication principles to analyze and critique mediated communication in areas such as politics, marketing and religious communication. This will prepare students to become critical consumers of the countless messages and claims they face each day.




Complete COMM 203 or HONR 112; minimum grade C-


Social Analysis