STS 2812

STS 2812

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An introduction to the history and theory of writing systems from cuneiform to the alphabet, historical and new writing media, and the complex relationship of writing technologies to human language and culture. Through hands-on activities and collaborative work, students will explore the shifting definitions of "writing" and the diverse ways in which cultures through time have developed and used writing systems. We will also investigate the traditional divisions of "oral" vs. "written" and consider how digital technologies have affected how we use and think about writing in encoding systems from Morse code to emoji.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS)

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  • 16931STS 2812  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Kirk, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online