COMM 453 - The Media in U.S. History
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 351 or 371 strongly recommended.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course places the development of American mass media in historical perspective. It surveys the evolution of the mass media from colonial times to the present, focusing on the development of contemporary forms: the newspaper, magazine, broadcasting, and motion picture. Changes in the structure of the media are examined in connection with historical and economic trends in American society. While there are no specific prerequisites, a general grounding in American history is recommended.

COMM 453 - The Media in U.S. History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
3Comm St Major
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 453.002
002 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with Comm 453.001
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Coursepack will be electronic PDF files. These will be available when classes start.
ISBN: 9780226112343
The flash press : sporting male weeklies in 1840s New York, Author: Patricia Cline Cohen, Timothy J. Gilfoyle, and Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz ; in association with the American Antiquarian Society., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2008
ISBN: 0881030252
Hiroshima, Author: John Hersey., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 1989
ISBN: 9780822339199
Wallowing in sex : the new sexual culture of 1970s American television, Author: Elana Levine, Publisher: Duke University Press 2007
ISBN: 0000000000
shame of the cities, Author: steffens, lincoln, Publisher: Hill and Wang 1967
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