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IS 583 PBO - Adv Topics in Book History - Print Culture & Material Book

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Book History, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. 2 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated in the same or separate semesters to a maximum of 16 hours, if topics vary.

Special Instructions:

MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 credit hours: 2 credit students need only attend the first 8 weeks. 4 credit students will write a research paper and lead a seminar session. This course will explore the approximate 500 year history of the printed book in the West from Gutenberg to our digital contemporary with the aim of better understanding the shifting power and purpose of the printing press historically. We will read the work of book historians and bibliographers, examine the role of the printed book in specific epochs such as the Reformation and Scientific Revolution, and examine how print has been used for censorship and propaganda, as well as for the production of knowledge. Particular attention will be paid to the types of material books found in research libraries and university special collections. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Spring


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