Course: Communication and Society

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Course title Communication and Society
Course code UF/TF521
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • ČAPSKÝ Martin, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction 2. Communication in the age of early civilizations 3. The Middle Ages, media, forms of communications 4. Book printing and communications revolution of the early Modern Era 5. Communication in the emerging industrialization 6. The discovery of electricity, the telegraph, telephone and radio 7. Role of mass media in modern times 8. Media between information and entertainment 9. Mass media and political power 10. Cyberspace, internet and global networks 11. Completion of the course

Learning activities and teaching methods
Recommended literature
  • BEDNAŘÍK, Petr. Dějiny českých médií. Od počátku do současnosti.. Praha, 2011.
  • briggs, Asha - Burke, Peter. A Social History of the Media. From Gutenberg to the internet.. Cambridge, 2000.
  • Dvořák, Tomáš (ed.). Kapitoly z dějin a teorie médií. Praha, 2010.
  • MCLUHAN, Marshall. Jak rozumět médiím: extenze člověka. Praha, 1991.
  • Meyrowitz, Joshua. Všude a nikde. Vliv elektronických médií na sociální chování. Praha, 2006.
  • Thompson, John B. Média a modernita. Sociální teorie médií. Praha, 2004.
  • Zielinski, Siegfried. Archeölogie der Medien. Zur Tiefenzeit des technischen Hörens und Sehens. Hamburg, 2002.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava Theoretical Physics (2) Physics courses - Winter