Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Media and Modernity
0.5 Credit

This course surveys the cultural and social ramifications of the advent of various modern media forms, which might include mass market pictorial magazines and “yellow” journalism (1890s-1900s); film (1890s-1910s), radio (1920s-40s), TV (1940s-60s), and internet (1990s). Each of these media forms is considered within the broader framework of modernity as a period shaped by the economic and social pressures of industrialization and colonialism, and later by the pressures of postindustrial and postcolonial political economies.