2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

WRIT 30813 Books and the History of Print Culture

Prerequisites: ENGL 10803 or 10833, and ENGL 20803 or 20833. This course examines the history of the book from the perspectives of producers and consumers. It includes the social and cultural significance of print culture, analyzing print technology as a mass media capable of shaping human attitudes. As readers move from the printed page to the computer screen, all areas of traditional print culture are changing as well, including the most basic concepts of what it means to be a writer, reader, and publisher. This course may include a lab component.