HIST 498 (09) - Explorations of Historical Perspectives

Expl Hist Perspectives

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   40  
CRN: 56575
In-depth exploration of a particular historical question or topic: for example, the French Revolution, Chaucer's England, or the New Deal. Students should consult with the Department of History for a list of topics and instructors. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Section Comments: Mass Media and 20th Century America
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Alyssa Roy

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 TR 8:10am - 9:30am HORT 201
Additional Course Details: 

Mass Media and 20th Century America

This course will examine 20th century American history through the lens of mass media. We will discuss radio, television, and printed media and the various ways in which Americans used these to make sense of not only world events but also their daily lives. Who were the major figures of mass media? How did mass media shape Americans' perception of and response to economic inequality, hardship, oppression, and events like World Wars I and II and the Cold War? We will also discuss demagogues, propaganda, and contemporary critiques.