MS 202

Media History

Understanding media history is much more than a chronology of technological inventions and the singular individual men whose names are attached to these inventions. This course will explore communications from face-to-face practices of story-telling, through newspapers, film, television, video games and social media; and consider their application in social, cultural, economic and political realms. We will also study the history of mediated communications within a broader understanding of U.S. and international history.

Prerequisite: MS 100 with a minimum grade of C