CSCL1202W: Media: Word, Image, Sound

4 CreditsArts/HumanitiesEnvironmentGoal 7 - Human DiversityOnline AvailableTechnology and SocietyWriting Intensive

Introduction to the critical and theoretical study of media and technology from Aristotle to the modern world. The first half of the course emphasizes theoretical readings in dialogue with historical apparatuses (printing press, photography, radio, cinema, television) and various expressive objects (the bible, early film, ethnographic sound recordings). The second half turns to the modern culture industry since World War II, and introduces students to the critical study of mass culture, the concept of ideology, and of the relationship between corporate power and media conglomerates.

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