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CMS.876 History of Media and Technology, Spring 2005

US World War II propaganda poster.
A US World War II propaganda poster. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, image by US Office of War Information.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a comprehensive reading list and assignments.

Course Description

History of Media and Technology addresses the mutually influential histories of communications media and technological development, focusing on the shift from analog to digital cultures that began mid-century and continues to the present. The approach the series takes to the study of media and technology is a multifaceted one that includes theoretical and philosophical works, histories canonical and minority, literature and art, as well as hands-on production issues toward the advancement of student projects and research papers. The topic for this term is Eternal War.


Prof. Beth Coleman

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session

One session / week
3 hours / session




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