COMPARATIVE COMMUNICATIONS HISTORY (CM2004)

This course provides historical background to understand how contemporary communication practices and technologies have developed and are in the process of developing and reflects on what communication has been in different human societies across time and place. It considers oral and literate cultures, the development of writing systems, of printing, and different cultural values assigned to the image. The parallel rise of mass media and modern western cultural and political forms and the manipulation and interplay of the properties and qualities conveyed by speech, sight, and sound are studied with reference to the printed book, newspapers, photography, radio, cinema, television, new media.

Code: 
CM2004
Name: 
COMPARATIVE COMMUNICATIONS HISTORY
Discipline: 
CM (Communications)
Type: 
GE100
Level: 
Undergraduate
Credits: 
4
Can be taken twice for credit?: 
No
Pre-requisites: 
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020
Co-requisites: 
None