Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
82480 FMS 225 MEDIA ABC Spring 2020 4.0 Open
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: ENG 283 (P), FMS 225
Instructors: EAVES M
Final Exam Schedule: LCHAS 161 on 0506 at 1230
Description: Media ABC is an introduction to the very idea of medium and media—as in “the medium of print.” The goal is to come to a basic understanding of that concept. The perspective of the course is historical and critical. The key assumption is that media—the human voice, manuscripts, printed books, telegrams, photos, film, TV, paintings, electronic files--shape their "content"--words, pictures, sounds—and also shape their authors and their audiences. There have always been media because life cannot be lived without them. We are now experiencing a digital revolution. This remarkable media shift puts us among the first explorers to arrive on the scene of epoch-making changes. We should take advantage of our own unique intellectual opportunity to look back on the history of media from the powerful new perspective of digital media—and also to contemplate the great void that no medium has yet filled, the spaces of communication that we cannot yet cross.
Clusters: H1ENG016
Offered: Fall Spring