University of Calgary

COMS 381 - History Of Communications - Fall 2008

A study of the technologies of communication from a historical perspective. Considers the influences on society of developments in communications technology, including orality, literacy, printing, mass media, telecommunications and information technology. The theories of McLuhan, Innis, Ong and related theories of technology and history will be studied.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Credit for both Communications Studies 381 and 380 will not be allowed.


  • Communications Studies 201[COMS201].


This course will be offered next in Winter 2009.
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