Listening In: The History of Radio

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
History of Radio
Spring 2023
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)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:18am EDT 9/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/17/2023