Oct 04, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Communication Policy and Law Minor


Information and communication practices and technologies have an increasingly powerful impact on nearly every aspect of our lives. From the level of privacy in our personal lives to the way we govern our communities or manage our businesses, the legal and policy issues in the communication field are ever-changing and increasingly complex. To prepare students to navigate this dynamic and complicated world, the minor in communication policy and law combines courses in communication, law, ethics, and the business of communication taught at both the School of Communication and the School of Journalism at USC Annenberg. Students can choose to focus on policy or legal issues that affect communication technologies, strategies, and uses. This minor will not only enable students to understand the revolution in media and telecommunications technology and practice, it will ground them in the fundamentals of free speech, intellectual property and the local, state and federal role in the regulation of communication platforms ranging from emerging social media to the legacy media of broadcasting and newspapers. This is an ideal minor for students interested in law or advanced communication scholarship. Admission requirements are a minimum 3.0 grade point average and completion of 32 units (sophomore standing). The 3.0 GPA is a minimum standard and does not guarantee admission.