Media Infrastructures

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Media Infrastructures

Fall 2020

Taught By: Sumita Chakravarty

Section: A

CRN: 8984

Credits: 3

Media provide the infrastructures which support and enable our material, social, and experiential worlds. They are the networks that connect information across time and space, the channels through which messages travel, the material forms underpinning our everyday lives. In this course we examine some of the key developments in the study of media infrastructures. We ask: How have roads and highways, navigation and trading routes, the postal system and email, the internet and computer networks, come to be the some of the central shaping forces of human societies? Drawing on both "classical" and contemporary media theorists, as well as various accounts of the purpose and impact of infrastructures, our goal is to develop new ways of thinking about changes in our media environment.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (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: 3:06pm 8/10/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/8/2020