NYU Steinhardt

The Origins of Modern Media

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2150
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: Examination of the sociopolitical, technological, aesthetic, & institutional development of media from 1880-1950. Emphasis is placed on telegraphy, telephony, sound-recording, & amplification devices, radio (both point-to-point & broadcast) & film. Students are introduced to a variety of historiographical techniques & are encouraged to reflect upon the relationship between origins of the mass media & current technological institutional, sociopolitical & aesthetic dynamics of media.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2150