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Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Japanese Universities', 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectFilm and Media Studies
Number & Suffix: 101
Transcript Title: MEDIA HISTORY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: With the rapid development of the internet from the turn of the twenty-first century, today we are living through a period of major change in media systems. This course focuses not only on the internet revolution itself but also on three earlier periods of media transition in the modern era following the industrial revolution of the late eighteenth century: the periodical revolution of the mid-nineteenth century; the phonograph and cinema revolution from the turn of the twentieth century; and the broadcasting revolution of the mid-twentieth century. The course considers not only the technological developments driving such changes but also the sociological causes underlying them. Two very different but equally seminal modern thinkers about media history, Marshall McLuhan and Jurgen Habermas, are referred to throughout to help create an intellectual framework for the course in general. In addition, while studying each of the four phases of transition in the modern media, the debates that they aroused in contemporary society are explored. Based on the instructor's area of expertise, the specific case studies undertaken are most often taken from the British media, but with reference also to Japan, France, the United States, and other industrial nations, thus giving a comparative dimension to the course. Assessment: attendance and quizzes (20%), midterm writing assignment (40%), final exam (40%). 
Language of Instruction: English
Partner Title: MEDIA HISTORY 
Partner University Department: SILS - History 
Partner University Course Number: HI307