• Offered by School of History
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject History
  • Areas of interest History
Electric Citizens: The Rise of the Modern Media in the United States, 1865-2000 (HIST6121)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the development of the most significant forms of the modern media, with particular reference to the telegraph, the telephone, radio, TV and the networked computer;
  • Have an appreciation of the ways in which economic, social, and cultural factors affected the development of the modern media in the United States;
  • Continue to develop strong research, writing and analytical skills
  • Be able to critically reflect upon the insights provided by combining knowledge of the various media and the ways in which the development of those media was effected by that of their predecessors,
  • Understand and demonstrate the significance of the subject matter for the development of the modern United States.


Indicative Assessment

The assessment package will be based on written work, made up of a historiographical essay of 2,000-2,500 words (worth 30% of the final mark) and a research essay of 3,500-4,000 words (worth 70% of the final mark).

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Workload

The course is offered on campus via lectures (which will be streamed) and tutorials.

One ninety minute lecture and one tutorial per week. Lectures will be streamed. Students will be expected to spend an average of seven hours per week outside these contact hours to prepare for tutorials and for research and writing of written work.


Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed HIST2121

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9968 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

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