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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

IXDE 213 History of Media and Technology

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

Technology and related industries are perceived as “new” when there is actually a long and fascinating history that brought us to our modern, interconnected world. This course looks at the historical development of computing and the way it has also spawned a parallel culture that has evolved over time. Starting in the mid-1830s, we examine the convergence of scientific, military, and political environments that spawned the employment of digital technology. We discuss the enhancement, exploitation, and embracing of digital technology by the corporate and aesthetic communities. We consider the invention of the personal computer and its ancillary products and how digital technologies are applied in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, manufacturing, cognitive psychology, and the arts.

Prerequisites WRIT*101

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.

This course is equated with the following courses: IXDE*213, MMDI*250, DAAT*260