This course presents an overview of the history of book printing and publishing technologies from 1450 to the present. Students will explore the implications of different publishing technologies for literacy, learning, and civic participation, focusing particularly on current debates about the shift from print to digital publishing. Students will evaluate changes in the responsibilities of authors, editors, and publishers as they explore the future of the book, including print and digital books, and who will control the publishing process and profit from it. Students with credit for RHET 4326 may take RHET 5326 for graduate credit.
- Course credit hours: 3