BMS332H1: The History of Reading: Readers, Readerships, Reception

Hours

24L

Previous Course Number

SMC229H1

This course explores the history of reading in western culture in a global context. Attention is given to the pivotal episodes in this history with a focus on its changing modes and shifting cultural significance. By surveying the habits, institutions, and aims of reading, students in this course will gain a greater understanding of its rich history and its complex evolution, and will enable them to reflect on the critical place of reading in their daily lives.

Prerequisite
Exclusion
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)