Technology and Propaganda

HIS315

Analysis of human communication in relation to cultural contexts and technological systems as they relate to propaganda. Emphasis given to how visual images exert a particular influence on public perceptions of reality, which enables propagandists to move from tactics aimed at persuasion to techniques aimed at control of the public mind relating to economic, political and social attitudes. Focus given to technological systems that have developed since the early nineteenth century: printing, photography, film, television, and computer. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111. (Science, Technology and Society, Writing Enriched) As needed, Spring.