Course Information

HI2163 History of Mass Media

Credits: 3.00

This mass-media history course examines broadsides, newspapers, cinema, radio, TV and the Internet, from the advent of cheap print in the early modern period to the turn of the 21st century. Themes include the history of mass-media technology, the mass dissemination of news and its effects on popular culture and gender relations, sensationalism, and the role of the media in developing advertising and consumer culture. Credits: 3. Notes: Satisfies a HuSS elective.

Prerequisites: Completion of first year writing requirements.