HIST 498 (09) - Explorations of Historical Perspectives
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|8/28/2023||12/11/2023||TR||3:40pm - 5:00pm||HORT 307|
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.