Skip to main content

About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Ivans Jānis Mihailovs, Ivans Jānis Mihailovs
Study type:Part time, Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Communication Science
Branch of science:Communication Sciences; Communication Theory


To familiarise students with international, European and Latvian law, which determines the principles of freedom of expression and freedom of press, the procedure of circulation of information, regulate functioning of mass media.
To shape professional views of students about communication law and ethics in the context of interconnections among legal state, democracy and human rights guarantees.
To develop skills of students in the use of communication law and ethical norms and principles in professional activity.


Introduction to the studies and speciality.

Learning outcomes


Students master basic norms of communication law and ethics, which are necessary, when studying or professionally working in the communication sector.


As a result of mastering the course students understand the content of principles of “freedom of expression”, “freedom of press”, “openness of information”, “private life”, “equality”; are able to evaluate the importance of legal norms and principles in communication processes; are aware of the importance of ethical norms (code of ethics) in research and professional activity.


As a result of mastering the course students integrate knowledge in communication law and ethics in research or professional activity.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Photography, FO4Bachelor’sLimited choiceIvans Jānis Mihailovs
Photography, FON4Bachelor’sLimited choiceIvans Jānis Mihailovs
Multimedia Communication, MK4Bachelor’sLimited choiceIvans Jānis Mihailovs
Multimedia Communication, MKN4Bachelor’sLimited choiceIvans Jānis Mihailovs
Public Relations, SA4Bachelor’sLimited choiceIvans Jānis Mihailovs
Journalism, ZR4Bachelor’sLimited choiceIvans Jānis Mihailovs