ZURb1103 Media history

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Pavel Večeřa, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martina Novotná (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Vérteši (assistant)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Pavel Večeřa, Ph.D.
Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Bc. Pavlína Brabcová
Supplier department: Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Mon 8:00–9:40 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course Introduction to Media History Studies is to familiarize students with the key features of media development, especially in the leading countries of the Euro-American civilization space (Anglo-Saxon countries, France, Germany).
The course focuses on the transformation of the transfer and storage of words and audio documents, text and images during human history and the process of formation and development of printed and electronic media. Specific attention is paid to the creation of written systems, the discovery of book printing and its use, the emergence of modern telecommunications and news agencies, the development of printed media from non-periodical production in the form of news and publicity leaflets to newspapers and magazines, and the creation of modern media communication tools such as radio, television, but also the changing forms of media regulation and control, and finally, the global communication revolution at the turn of the 2nd and 3rd millenniums.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to identify and summarize important features of the main periods of media development in the world context.
  • 1. Introductory Lessons
  • 2. Transfer and storage of word and text
  • 3. Telecommunications
  • 4. News agencies
  • 5. Printed Media I
  • 6. Printed Media II
  • 7. Printed Media III
  • 8. Audio documents and radio
  • 9. Image transfer and storage
  • 10. Film and Television
  • 11. Media creators
  • 12. Regulation and control of media
  • 13. Global Communication Revolution
    required literature
  • VEČEŘA, Pavel. Úvod do dějin tištěných médií (Introduction to the History of the Print Media). Praha: Grada Publishing, 2015. 272 pp. první vydání. ISBN 978-80-247-4178-9. info
  • KÖPPLOVÁ, Barbora and Ladislav KÖPPL. Dějiny světové žurnalistiky. 1, Celý svět je v novinách. Vyd. 1. Praha: Novinář, 1989. 332 s. : i. info
  • PROKOP, Dieter. Boj o média : dějiny nového kritického myšlení o médiích. Translated by Barbara Köpplová - Monika Loderová. 1. čes. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2005. 409 s. ISBN 8024606186. info
  • THOMPSON, John B. Média a modernita : sociální teorie médií. Translated by Jan Jirák. 1. čes. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2004. 219 s. ISBN 8024606526. info
  • BREČKA, Samuel, Vladimír DRAXLER, Ivan KRÁLIK and Martin ŠKOP. Od tamtamov po internet : prehľad dejín mediálnej komunikácie. Žilina: Eurokódex, 2009. 320 s. ISBN 9788089363292. info
  • BRIGGS, Asa and Peter BURKE. A social history of the media : from Gutenberg to the Internet. 3rd ed. Malden, Mass.: Polity, 2009. viii, 346. ISBN 9780745644950. info
  • KOVARIK, Bill. Revolutions in communication : media history from Gutenberg to the digital age. London: Continuum, 2011. x, 367. ISBN 9781441114600. info
  • STÖBER, Rudolf. Mediengeschichte : die Evolution "neuer" Medien von Gutenberg bis Gates : eine Einführung. 1. Aufl. Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag, 2003. 280 s. ISBN 3531140477. info
  • BÖHN, Andreas and Andreas SEIDLER. Mediengeschichte : eine Einführung. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2008. xiii, 217. ISBN 9783823364153. info
  • FAULSTICH, Werner. Mediengeschichte von 1700 bis ins 3. Jahrtausend : mit 27 Abbildungen. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2006. 192 s. ISBN 3525032216. info
Teaching methods
The course has been designed as thirteen two-hour lessons in the form of lectures.
Assessment methods
Information on distance yield and distance examination: the exam will be realized by oral distance form and it is possible to submit the above-mentioned assigned translations and restrictive, as well as final seminar papers during the examination period - than the desired clothing before - before the student takes the examination.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021.
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