I last taught the course three years ago, and this year’s course will remain very similar to the Fall 2009 iteration.
From the course description:
The course surveys the development of radio, television, cable/satellite, and digital media, including the Internet. In it, we will focus on how technology and industrial control of the electronic media shape their content.
One of the reasons I liked this course is because we draw very close connections between the hardware and software of electronic media. It is also one of the few courses where we examine closely the history of each electronic medium and trace the evolution to how contemporary media industries use them.