CA 610 (M2) - Communication Technologies and Culture

Communication Tech & Culture

Online Course Delivery Method: Remote Section
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   7  
CRN: 56585
The role of communication technologies in shaping cultural meanings and human consciousness. Covers the work of Innis, McLuhan, Ong, Postman, Carey and others to understand the historical development of shifting communication technologies and patterns of culture from orality to computer communication. Also explores the dynamic between mass culture and sub-cultural appropriations of media forms and content. Prereq: any two CA courses (excluding CA 501), one of which must have CMN 455 as a prerequisite or permission. Writing intensive.
Section Comments: Cross listed with CA 610.M1
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Cross listed with : CA 610.M1
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 T 1:01pm - 3:50pm ONLINE


One book is required for purchase in this course: "Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny" (2020) by Debora L. Spar (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishers), ISBN: 9780374200039. Students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to shop around for the best price on this book. Hardback or electronic copies at different price points may be available across multiple retail platforms (a paperback version of the book is not currently available). If you have ANY QUESTIONS, you may email me directly for more information.