The First Amendment and the Press
General Catalog Course Title:
Freedom of Speech and the Press
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Spring 2011
Spring 2010
Spring 2009

The course considers the history and contemporary meaning of the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and the press. Emphasizing the real world implications of major Supreme Court decisions, the course examines restrictions on speech and press imposed by national security, libel, injurious speech, and privacy, as well as issues of access to information and government regulation of new media.

For more detailed information about classes, please visit the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.