University of Calgary

COMS 381 - Communications History - Winter 2017

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. Within this framework, the course 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(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 Fall 2017.
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