History of ConsciousnessHISC 80S War and the Media

Examines how histories of war are inextricably tied to the histories of media, particularly in the the context of 20th-century United States. Emphasis given to the development of an interdisciplinary field of cybernetics (a study of control, purposiveness, information, and communication) as a response to the World War I. Interrogates how this field provided the theoretical material for media studies—at the same time contributing immense technological means to wartime development. Materials draw from political history, media studies, communication studies, philosophy of science, and critical theory, as well as various audio-visual materials such as music and film, to examine the intricate relationship between mass-produced communication and conflict.

Credits

5

General Education Code

TA