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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by J. Paradis.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Tuesdays 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.

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