University of Calgary

COMS 381 - Communications History - Fall 2020

A general survey of how various communication systems and practices developed through history and of the social contexts within which they emerged, transformed and adapted through time. Examines major technological developments in the history of human communication and uses theory to understand their origins and impacts on social organization and everyday life.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(2-1)


  • Communication and Media Studies 201 or Communications Studies 201.


  • Credit for Communication and Media Studies 381 and either Communications Studies 380 or 381 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2021.
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