HIST 390: The Digital Past

HIST 390-003: The Digital Past
(Fall 2019)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 120

Section Information for Fall 2019

This section of History 390 will focus especially on the history of digital audio, exploring the technology of sampling, the creation and distribution of the mp3, and the legal and ethical implications of file sharing and copyright.

Mason Core (All)

Satisfies the general education requirement in information technology (IT, all).

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Teaches the fundamentals of information technology within the context of a history course. Students learn fundamentals and skills as well as how our society became so enamored of and dependent on these knowledge and information tools. Understanding a new technology requires understanding how new technologies transform the societies that embrace them. Emphasizes the use of free and open-source software whenever possible. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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