AbstractThis course explores the role of the printing press in the formation and development of modern societies. Beginning with the transition from orality to literacy and drawing upon an interdisciplinary range of readings consisting of both classics of the field and cutting-edge empirical research, we will see how the world’s first mass medium has influenced...
- Subject Area(s):
- Cultural Sociology
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- Class Level(s):
- College 300
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Usage NotesThe syllabus as written is intended for either upper-division undergraduate or graduate students but could be adapted for students at other levels.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Attain knowledge and understanding of key theoretical debates and analytical approaches to print media in a social context.
- Deepen skills of critical analysis through intense engagement with both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives at the interface between the social sciences and the humanities.
- Develop oral and prose communication and persuasion skills.
- Assessed through group discussion and participation, class presentation, and written assignments.