View introduction video What role have electronic media played in the profound social and cultural changes of the last 150 years? How have people understood and reacted to new media? This class explores questions about media power and influence in specific historical contexts, including the emergence and expansion of the telegraph, broadcasting, cable, and the Internet. Readings, presentations, and course activities investigate the role of communication media in the rise of the US as a global power and consumer culture. Course assignments include: reading quizzes and applied exercises, podcasting assignments, 2 short essays and 3 online exams. This course requires three (3) online proctored examinations. On-campus students will complete exams either at a UI Test Center or with an online proctoring service. Off-campus students will complete exams using an online proctoring service. Access to a computer with a webcam and microphone in a quiet/private location is required if using an online proctoring service to complete exams.This section is offered through Distance and Online Education. Visit our Courses page to learn more about Distance and Online Education courses at the UI. Contact 319-335-2575 or email@example.com for assistance.