CMS.376 History of Media and Technology


Class Info

Surveys the interrelated histories of communications media and technological development, from the emergence of 19th-century forms of mass print media and telegraphy, to sound capture and image-based forms (e.g., film, radio, and television), to the shift from analog to digital cultures. Examines how new forms of communication exert social, political, and cultural influences in the global context. Explores how technological innovation and accelerating media affect social values and behaviors in the popular and global adoption of a media device. Includes two papers and a research project on aspects of media history. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

CMS.376 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Paradis.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Mondays in E25-117.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

You can find more information at the CMS Subjects: Current Schedule and Full List - MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing site or on the CMS.376 Stellar site.

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