SMC229H1: Readers and Readerships (formerly SMC228Y1)

Hours: 
36L

An introduction to the history of reading in western culture, from ancient Greece to the twenty-first century. Attention is given to topics such as the causes and effects of different modes of reading (silent or vocalized, intensive or extensive, educational or escapist), book clubs, censorship, and the ways in which readers have influenced cultural production.

Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)