LSTU E-145 Censorship: Legal, Ethical, and Policy Issues
This course explores how America's legal and social systems cope with moral ambiguity and controversial ethical questions. It analyzes major cases concerning attempted or actual censorship of sexually explicit, religiously proscribed, and politically volatile written and visual materials. The course examines original documents as well as the commentaries, arguments, and actions about them. The course evaluates accompanying ethical, social, and policy implications and assesses various approaches to fundamental ethical dilemmas and the impact of law in contemporary society.