HISTORY OF MASS MEDIA
Session
Full Term Session
Class Number
31664
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 5/1/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course provides an in-depth historical examination of U.S. Media (newspapers, magazines, radio, television and/or advertising). Emphasis is placed on the media's technological, political and cultural impact. Topics may vary depending on the particular historical period to be examined.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: (COMMRC 0320 or COMM 0102) and [ENGCMP 0200 or (ENGCMP 0203 or 0205 or 0207 or 0208 or 0250 or FP 0003 or 0006 or ENGCMP 0004 or 0006 or 0020 or ENG 0102)]
Class Notes
This course traces the development of today's mass-media-saturated environment in the US, from the earliest printing technologies to new media. The course examines the power interests that media has expressed as well as audiences' sometime subversion or redeployment of intended media messages. The different mixes of entertainment and information in media content will be treated, as will the struggle of minority voices for mediated cultural representation. The planned operational modality for this class is REMOTE. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-all-students-remote/
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Ronald Zboray
Meets
Mo 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 05/01/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
29
Seats Open
6
Class Capacity
35
Unrestricted Seats
6
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20