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CMS.801 Media in Transition (MIT) CMS.801 Media in Transition (MIT)

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This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings cover cultural and social history and historiographic methods. This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings cover cultural and social history and historiographic methods.

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Media | Media | mass media | mass media | history | history | Gutenberg | Gutenberg | cultural change | cultural change | cultural history | cultural history | social history | social history | historiographic method | historiographic method | books | books | medieval history | medieval history | codex book | codex book | writing | writing | printing | printing | printing press | printing press | stage | stage | theater | theater | renaissance | renaissance | romanticism | romanticism | modernity | modernity | inventions | inventions | photography | photography | nineteenth century | nineteenth century | image | image | telegraph | telegraph | electrification | electrification | communication | communication | Morse | Morse | Daguerreotype | Daguerreotype | Fox Talbot | Fox Talbot | phonograph | phonograph | sound recording | sound recording | radio | radio | broadcasting | broadcasting | film | film | video | video | cinema | cinema | publishing | publishing

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Cultural and Literary Expression in the 18th and 19th Centuries

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The period between the Renaissance and the Modern Era is referred to as the “long” 18th and 19th centuries, meaning that they span from around 1680-1830 and 1775-1910 – a time in which so many literary movements and cultural changes took place. In this course, the student will examine these formative cultural and literary developments such as the Enlightenment and Restoration Literature; the Rise of the Novel; Romanticism; and the Victorian Period. The student will identify and contextualize the principal characteristics of each of these movements/developments by reading representative texts. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (English Literature 203)

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english | english literature | medieval | literature | enlightenment | restoration | modern novel | gothic novel | romanticism | victorian | novel | related subjects | R000

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The American Renaissance

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The “American Renaissance,” a period of tremendous literary activity that took place in America between the 1830s and 1860s represents the cultivation of a distinctively American literature. The student will begin this course by looking at what it was in American culture and society that led to the dramatic outburst of literary creativity in this era. The student will then explore some of the period’s most famous works, attempting to define the emerging American identity represented in this literature. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (English Literature 405)

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american literature | american renaissance | romanticism | transcendentalism | whitman | dickinson | hawthorne | melville | emerson | thoreau | abolitionism | related subjects | R000

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Introduction to Music

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This course provides an introductory survey of the Western classical tradition, exploring music as a phenomenon of both sound and culture. The focus of this course is the development of aural skills that lead to an understanding and appreciation of music; making use of live performances and streaming audio available on the Internet, the student will listen to and explore some of the most important and influential repertoires and genres of music that emerged in the last four centuries. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Music 101)

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music | listen | rhythm | melody | harmony | instrument | genre | theme | variation | style | medieval | renaissance | baroque | bach | handel | classical | mozart | enlightenment | romanticism | impressionism | exoticism | modernism | mahler | stravinksy | copland | ives | postmodernism | design | W000

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Introduction to Western Art History—Proto-Renaissance to Contemporary Art

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This course examines important movements and some influential artists in Western art history. It begins with the Proto-Renaissance in Italy in the 13th century and continues through to the late 20th century, providing a framework for considering how and why certain artistic movements emerged in certain places at certain times. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Art History 111)

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architecture | art | art history | baroque art | impressionism | mannerism | neoclassicism | painting | photography | realism | renaissance | rococo | romanticism | sculpture | design | W000

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CMS.801 Media in Transition (MIT)

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This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings cover cultural and social history and historiographic methods.

Subjects

Media | mass media | history | Gutenberg | cultural change | cultural history | social history | historiographic method | books | medieval history | codex book | writing | printing | printing press | stage | theater | renaissance | romanticism | modernity | inventions | photography | nineteenth century | image | telegraph | electrification | communication | Morse | Daguerreotype | Fox Talbot | phonograph | sound recording | radio | broadcasting | film | video | cinema | publishing

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The Enlightenment

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The unit will examine the Enlightenment. To help understand the nature and scale of the cultural changes of the time, we offer a 'map' of the conceptual territory and the intellectual and cultural climate. We will examine the impact of Enlightenment on a variety of areas including science, religion, the classics, art and nature. Finally, we will examine the forces of change which led from Enlightenment to Romanticism.

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nature | arts and history | art | classics | enlightenment | history | humanities | religion | romanticism | science | Education | X000

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Delacroix

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In this unit you will be introduced to a variety of Delacroix’s work and see how his paintings relate to the cultural transition from Enlightenment to Romanticism. You will study Delacroix’s early career, his classical background, the development of Romantic ideas and their incorporation into his work. You will have the opportunity to study some of his most important paintings and compare them to works favouring a Neoclassical approach. You will also be able to see how his themes, subjects and style were influenced by Romantic ideas, the exotic and the Oriental. Through this you will develop an understanding of the classic-Romantic balance that how his work was influenced by cultural change of that period and to some extent contributed to the progression from Enlightenment to Romantici

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arts and history | arts | classical | delacroix | enlightment | history | humanities | neoclassicism | paintings | romanticism | Education | X000

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Brighton Pavilion

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In this unit we examine the Royal Pavillion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth century romanticism and exoticism. We begin with a biographical discussion of the Prince of Wales, afterwards Prince Regent and eventually King George IV, to whose specifications the Pavillion was built. With the help of video and still images we take a tour of the Pavillion, examining the exterior then a series of interior rooms as a visitor in the 1820s may have experienced them. Besides this we look at contemporary aesthetic, cultural and political reactions to the building, its contents and its social millieu.

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arts and history | aesthetics | architecture | arts | brighton_pavillion | culture | history | humanities | nineteenth_century | politics | romanticism | Education | X000

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Wilberforce

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William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural developments in Britain, with special regard for British reaction to the French Revolution.

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arts and history | enlightenment | french_revolution | history | humanities | politician | religious | romanticism | slavery | wilberforce | Education | X000

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