History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 731: Research Seminar in European History

HIST 731-001: History of the Media
(Fall 2012)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W

Thompson Hall 1017

Section Information for Fall 2012

The main purpose of this course will be fulfilled by writing an original research paper on the press. The time frame covers from the sixteenth century until the recent past. Subjects include content analyses of the press, the business of publishing, the readers of the press, the profession of journalism, biographies of journalists, studies of groups of papers that shared a market or a perspective, government regulation, the press as the Fourth Estate, etc. The list is endless. Student will also present their findings in class and participate in seminar evaluations. The first three weeks will provide an overview of the subject. Readings will include books and articles on the press of North America and Western Europe. Students should read and be prepared to discuss Michael Schudson, Sociology of the News on the first day of class to allow as much time as possible for selection and research of a chosen topic.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Research in specialized topics using primary sources. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: HIST 610 or permission of department.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Cultural Studies, Education (Community College) or History.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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