JOUR-3771 (3) Media and Communication History

Examines the historical development of various communication technologies (printing press, photography, film, radio, television, computers, Internet); their impact on culture (forms of expression and social relationships); and their relation to various conceptions of the public (citizens, audiences, consumers, markets). Draws on history to explore current issues in media, popular culture and their relation to public life. Prereq., junior or senior standing. May be limited to majors.