Listening In: The History of Radio

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

History of Radio

Spring 2022

Taught By: Joan Schuman

Section: A

CRN: 3616

Credits: 3

Radio not only shapes culture, it is also shaped by it. This course examines the past 100 years of radio technology and the culture it has made possible, from nascent amateur broadcasts to studio music and drama, from war correspondents to right-wing talk radio, from public and community broadcasting to corporate monopolies, from satellite radio to low-power narrow-casting and DIY Internet radio and pod-casting. We investigate the relationships of producers and listeners to the evolving medium, how radio voices have challenged dominant cultural modes of speaking, and radio art and broadcasting experiments. Students gain understanding of mainstream and alternative radio by listening to different production techniques, researching and comparing programming styles, and exploring selected aspects of radio history in depth.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:10am 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022