Book and Media Studies

The Book and Media Studies program is an interdisciplinary and historical investigation of the role of printing, books, reading, and electronic and digital media in cultures past and present. It includes both print and electronic media, covering topics like manuscript and book production, internet publishing, book illustrations, advertising, censorship, and reading and entertainment alongside the development of mass media, the advent of radio, the emergence of television, global telecommunications, social media, and the World Wide Web.

The program prepares students for vocations in journalism, publishing, editing, communications and graduate programs in information and library science. The program also introduces them to topics in the Book History and Print Culture Graduate program at the University of Toronto.


SMC219Y1Y — Media in Culture and Society SMC228H1F — Book History and Print Culture (Formerly Elements of Material Bibliography and Print Culture) SMC229H1S — Readers and Readerships SMC301H1F — Special Topics in Book and Media Studies II: #MeToo and the Media SMC301H1S — Special Topics in Book and Media Studies II: The Media Franchise SMC314H1S — Media Revolutions SMC316H1F and SMC316H1S — Social Technology and Networks SMC319H1S — Media Ethics SMC387H1F — Advertising and Media SMC388Y1 / SMC398H1F / SMC398H1S — Independent Study Courses SMC392H1F — Media Identities SMC430H1S — Advanced Topics in Book and Media Studies: Games and Culture SMC431H1S — Advanced Topics in Book and Media Studies: Media, Art and Justice SMC457H1F/S — Directed Research SMC155H1F — SMC One: The McLuhan Seminar in Creativity and Technology SMC165H1F — SMC One: The Boyle Seminar in Scripts and Stories SMC188H1F — SMC One: The Gilson Seminar in Faith and Ideas SMC189H1S — SMC One: The Gilson Seminar in Faith and Rome SMC203Y1Y — Christianity and Society through the Ages SMC210H1F (formerly SMC210Y1) — The Early Mediaeval Tradition SMC212H1S — The Later Mediaeval Tradition SMC305H1S — Christianity and Popular Culture: Science Fiction SMC355H1S — Contemporary Celtic Cinema SMC406H1F — Mediaeval Seminar II: Orthodoxy, Controversy and Female Religious Identity SMC406H1S — Mediaeval Seminar II: Jus Commune SMC435H1F/S — Independent Studies in Mediaeval Studies SMC457H1F/S — Directed Research

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