Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

CMC 700 History of Media

4 hours; 4 credits. The class provides students with a comprehensive history of media practices and debates in media studies. Students are introduced to the relationships linking social and economic history, the development of new media technologies, forms of "texts", and the dissemination and impacts of mass media. This course, as well, examines the history of the field of media studies, allowing students to think about their future research for the MA thesis. This course may be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor and graduate coordinator.Prerequisite: Matriculation in the graduate Cinema and Media Studies program or permission of instructor; required of all matriculated candidates for the MA degree in Cinema and Media Studies.