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    Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  Dec 16, 2017
2017-2018 SGPP Catalog and Handbook
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ACM635 Ethics and Arts Law (3 cr.)

This course examines the various laws and standards that have been developed to guide, monitor, and/or regulate the behavior of individuals and organizations in the arts, and the various legal structures created to deliver and manage art.  The tensions between artistic expression, property rights, and privacy are explored, as well as the diverse responsibilities of the arts organization and management.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Differentiate between ethical and legal rights and responsibilities.
  2. Compare the processes for establishing and operating for profit and nonprofit organizations.
  3. Identify the various conflicts between public and private interests as they relate to the cultural organizations.
  4. Identify professional ethical guidelines for dealing with artists and their work.
  5. Develop and apply a personal ethical framework for decision making.
  6. Identify and analyze key legal issues that impact cultural organizations.
  7. Utilize asset management strategies that meet legal requirements and fit an ethical framework.
  8. Apply legal principles for resolving conflicts.
  9. Interpret intellectual property laws.

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