Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2024

     

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HIST 243 001 (CRN: 25529)

HIST OF COMM TECHNOLOGIES

Long Title: HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES, FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD TO TODAY
Department: History
Instructor: Mogen, Philip
Meeting: 9:25AM - 10:40AM TR (8-JAN-2024 - 19-APR-2024) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 25
Section Enrolled: 7
Enrollment data as of: 15-APR-2024 9:40AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Take-Home Exam
Final Exam Time:
26-APR-2024  
2:00PM - 5:00PM F
 
Description: This course examines major transformations in forms of communication and communications technologies. It explores transitions from orality to writing, from scroll to codex, from manuscript to print, from hand-press to steam-press, and from print to digital and audio media communication. It asks how these technologies developed and what role they played in changes, in reading, writing, and thinking across the centuries. This course counts towards the electives requirement for the STSM minor.