MSS 220 - (UC) U.S. Media History
(3 cr.) This course examines two central questions: How have the media shaped American culture over the years? How has American culture shaped the media over the years? This class traces the evolution of the U.S. media over the course of roughly 200 years and considers how the media construct our contemporary understanding of historical eras and events. Students are introduced to archival research and learn to recognize history as a useful frame for understanding the present. Additionally, students demonstrate the ability to think critically, clearly and creatively about media history and to express those views in writing and in oral presentations. Prerequisite: EN 102; Every Year, All

Fall 2016   |   Spring 2017