MDSA02H3 History of Media

This course surveys the history of media and communication from the development of writing through the printing press, newspaper, telegraph, radio, film, television and internet.  Students examine the complex interplay among changing media technologies and cultural, political and social changes, from the rise of a public sphere to the development of highly-mediated forms of self identity.

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Breadth Requirements: 
History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies