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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CCMN 447</span>

CCMN 447 Communication and Law


Certificate and Degree Credit
Communication & Design Program Area


Prerequisite(s): CLAW 122 and (CMN 100 or CCMN 114 or CCMN 124 or CMN 200 or CCMN 201 or CCMN 207 or CCMN 279 or CCMN 300 or CCMN 373)
Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $629.03* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)


Communication practitioners must understand how law matters in every day communication and be cognizant of the principles, institutions, and practices that regulate communication in a range of media and contexts. In this case and theory-based course, students explore the intersections of communication and law through the study of semiotics and legal discourse; the social and technological contexts of communication that provoke and challenge legal regulation; freedom of expression; and the legal frameworks for the protection of consumers, individual privacy, and intellectual property in the digital age.

Note: Registered certificate program students without the CCMN course prerequisites may apply to the Academic Coordinator, Sandra Rosenberg, at srosenbe@ryerson.ca for consideration to enrol in this course without the required prerequisites.

For a sample course outline for classroom delivery, consult the Ryerson University School of Professional Communication website.

Fall 2017
Enrolment for this term is closed.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Fall 2017.
Winter 2018
Enrolment for Winter 2018 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.
Classroom Delivery Option
Tuesday6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.16 Jan 2018 - 17 Apr 2018
Spring/Summer 2018
This term is not yet open for enrolment via the Shopping Cart. Priority enrolment for certificate students for this term begins on February 12, 2018. Regular enrolment begins on February 26, 2018.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Spring/Summer 2018.

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