AMCULT 326 - American Magazines
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to students who have completed AMCULT 250.
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

When was the last time you read a magazine?

This course surveys the history of magazines in the United States, with some consideration of global perspectives. It examines periodical publications both as a vital component of the media system, and as extraordinary windows into American society and history.

We will consider, for example:

  • The complicated politics of long-lived, widely circulated magazines like Cosmopolitan and The New Yorker
  • How design affects our reactions to magazines on every scale, from the glossiest to a hand-made radical zine.
  • The long history of publications serving communities of color.
  • The short-lived start-ups of 1741 (one of them founded by Benjamin Franklin).
  • Our digital moment — the most recent of the long series of media transformations that have challenged magazine publishers.

For their final projects, students will have the opportunity to analyze a magazine of their own choosing.

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AMCULT 326 - American Magazines
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
25653
Open
1
 
5
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
25654
Open
1
 
-
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
25655
Closed
0
 
2
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
25656
Open
1
 
3
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 0745684556
Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazines., Author: McDonnell, Andrea., Publisher: Wiley 2014
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