Course: The History of Mass Media (CO-131-1) 

What modern social phenomenon has had greater influence upon the way we live than mass media? This course chronologically traces the development of mass media from their earliest varieties to today's complex, technologically oriented varieties. Emphasis is upon American mass media, but some attention will be given to European and Eastern development. In addition, the cultural impact of mass media upon major historical movements (e.g., Renaissance, Reformation, the Global Village) will be explored. Apart from forming a general awareness, students are expected to research a specific media event, person, or the development of a specific mass medium within a given period of history. Generally offered yearly. 3 credits

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