NYU Steinhardt

Media Events and Spectacle

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2200
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This course examines the role played by media events & spectacle in the shaping of belief, attitudes, & actions, with particular attention paid to the concept of the masses & its changed meaning over time. The course examines concepts of mass culture, the decentralization of cultural forms, & the rise of convergence culture. It explores the history of the media event & the theories that have shaped it, & the role of spectacle in society from the Renaissance to modern society to the age of digital media.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2200