Media History

Course Code: DCOM 3000

Academic Year: 2022-2023

Connecting historical trends to the mechanisms driving media change today, this course establishes a media history timeline to orient students within their industry. The course invites students to consider the politics and social implications of the adoption, creation, and use of key media inventions (such as the printing press, news dissemination, photography, film, radio, television, the internet, computation, and video games). Drawing this media timeline into the twenty-first century, further topics to be historicized might include identities and communities online, algorithms and automation, digital privacy, and networks.