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HIST 484A - History of the Book: 1450-1800

(3 units)
History of printing technology as a major social, political and cultural force in European society from incunabula through the 18th century.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. conduct a descriptive bibliography of a rare book, and make informed conclusions about the significance of paper, format, illustration, type, and cost.
2. discuss, in writing and/or in class discussion, the cultural significance of a book as a material object.
3. explain, in writing, how typographic print functions as propaganda, as well as the connections between typographic printing and cultural change.
4. discuss, in writing and in class discussion, the benefits/drawbacks of digital books vs books in print.


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