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Studies in Cinema and Media Culture Minor

Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits in this minor: 18
Studies in cinema and media culture (SCMC) examines cinema by emphasizing its location within the intricate social, historical, and cultural matrix of audiovisual forms and practices.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Students may earn a BA or a minor in studies in cinema and media culture, but not both.
Minor Courses
Take 1 of the following courses for a total of 4 credits.
ARTH 1921W - Introduction to Film Study [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
or CSCL 1201W - Cinema [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
or SCMC 1201W - Cinema [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
Electives
Take at least 14 credits of electives at the 3xxx-5xxx level.
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AFRO 3654 - African Cinema [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3655 - African-American Cinema [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3356W - Chinese Film [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3456 - Japanese Film [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3556 - Korean Film [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 3252W - American Popular Culture and Politics: 1900 to 1940 [HIS, CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
· AMST 3253W - American Popular Culture and Politics: 1940 to the Present [HIS, CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3921W - Art of the Film [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3601 - New Media: Making Art Interactive (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3602 - Narrative Digital Video (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3603 - Experimental Video (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3703 - Photography: Digital Imaging (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5610 - New Media: Making Art Interactive (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5620 - Narrative Digital Video (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5630 - Advanced Experimental Video (4.0 cr)
· COMM 3201 - Introduction to Electronic Media Production (4.0 cr)
· COMM 3204 - Advanced Electronic Media Production (4.0 cr)
· COMM 3211 - Introduction to Media Studies (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3231 - Reality TV: History, Culture, and Economics (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3263W - Media Literacy: Decoding Media Images and Messages [WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4245 - Critical Television Studies (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4263 - Feminist Media Studies [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 5211 - Critical Media Studies: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
· COMM 5261 - Political Economy of Media Culture (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3115 - Cinema and Ideology [AH] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 3176 - Oppositional Cinemas [GP] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 3177 - On Television [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3212W - Documentary Cinema: History and Politics [WI] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· CSCL 4993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· CSCL 5411 - Avant-Garde Cinema (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 5993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3040 - Studies in Film (3.0 cr)
· ENGW 4205 - Screenwriting (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3451 - North African Cinema (3.0 cr)
· GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3307 - Feminist Film Studies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3614 - History of Media Communication [HIS, TS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3741 - Diversity and Mass Communication [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3745 - Mass Media and Popular Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3796 - Mass Media and Politics (3.0 cr)
· SCMC 3001W - History of Cinema and Media Culture [WI] (4.0 cr)
· SCMC 3201 - Fundamentals of Digital Filmmaking (4.0 cr)
· SCMC 3202 - Intermediate Digital Filmmaking (4.0 cr)
· SCMC 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· SCMC 4993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· SCMC 5001 - Critical Debates in the Study of Cinema and Media Culture (4.0 cr)
· SCMC 5002 - Advanced Film Analysis (4.0 cr)
· SCMC 5993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3800 - Film Studies in Spanish (3.0 cr)
· TH 4550 - Video Technology (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3402 - American Indians and the Cinema [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3374W - The City in Film [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
or GEOG 5374 - The City in Film (4.0 cr)
· GWSS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or AAS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 4321 - History of Computing [TS, HIS] (3.0 cr)
or CSCI 4921 - History of Computing [TS, HIS] (3.0 cr)
 
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ARTH 1921W - Introduction to Film Study (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00388
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamentals of film analysis and an introduction to the major theories of the cinema, presented through detailed interpretations of representative films from the international history of the cinema.
CSCL 1201W - Cinema (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00388 - ArtH 1921W/CSCL 1201W/CSCL 192
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the critical study of the visual in modernity, presented through sustained analysis of the cinema and cinematic codes. Emphases on formal film analysis and major film movements and conventions in the international history of cinema. Students develop a vocabulary for formal visual analysis and explore major theories of the cinema.
SCMC 1201W - Cinema (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00388
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the critical study of the visual in modernity, presented through sustained analysis of the cinema and cinematic codes. Emphases on formal film analysis and major film movements and conventions in the international history of cinema. Students develop a vocabulary for formal visual analysis and explore major theories of the cinema.
AFRO 3654 - African Cinema (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Films by African filmmakers from West, Central, and Southern Africa. Aesthetic, theoretical, and sociocultural issues will be explored through class screenings and critical readings.
AFRO 3655 - African-American Cinema (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00577 - Afro 3655/ArtH 3655/ArtH 5655
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
African American cinematic achievements from silent films of Oscar Micheaux through contemporary Hollywood and independent films. Class screenings, critical readings.
ALL 3356W - Chinese Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Survey of Chinese cinema from China (PRC), Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Emphasizes discussion/comparison of global, social, economic, sexual, gender, psychological, and other themes as represented through film.
ALL 3456 - Japanese Film (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Themes, stylistics, and genres of Japanese cinema through work of classic directors (Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu) and more recent filmmakers (Itami, Morita). Focuses on representations of femininity/masculinity.
ALL 3556 - Korean Film (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to Korean film from the Japanese colonial period to the present day, with a particular emphasis on the last two decades.
AMST 3252W - American Popular Culture and Politics: 1900 to 1940 (HIS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Historical analysis of how popular arts represent issues of gender, race, consumerism, and citizenship. How popular artists define boundaries of citizenship and public life: inclusions/exclusions in polity and national identity. How popular arts reinforce/alter political ideologies.
AMST 3253W - American Popular Culture and Politics: 1940 to the Present (HIS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Historical analysis of how popular arts represent issues of gender, race, consumerism, and citizenship. How popular artists define boundaries of citizenship and public life: inclusions/exclusions in polity and national identity. How popular arts reinforce/alter political ideologies.
ARTH 3921W - Art of the Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of the motion picture as an art form; major films, directors, genres, and styles. Films discussed include THE BIRTH OF A NATION, CITIZEN KANE, BICYCLE THIEF, RASHOMON, and JULES AND JIM.
ARTS 3601 - New Media: Making Art Interactive
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Conceptual/aesthetic development with digital, interactive art. Experimental approaches to interactive technologies. Responsive, tangible media. Critical theory/history of new media. prereq: 1001, 1601 or 2601
ARTS 3602 - Narrative Digital Video
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Narrative forms of video. Documentary, live action, memoir, experimental forms. Digital video production/editing. Personal aesthetic/conceptual directions. Theory, critical readings about historical/contemporary works in video. prereq: 1001, [1601 or 2601 or instr consent]
ARTS 3603 - Experimental Video
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Experimental approaches in producing digital video within contemporary art context. Digital media technologies in installation, performance, interactive video art. Emphasizes development of personal, creative projects. Theoretical issues. Critical/historical readings. prereq: 1001, [1601 or 2601 or instr consent]
ARTS 3703 - Photography: Digital Imaging
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Photographic digital imaging in fine arts. Manipulation, computer applications. Editing in photo imaging software. prereq: 1001, [1703 or 2703]
ARTS 5610 - New Media: Making Art Interactive
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Conceptual/aesthetic development with digital, interactive art. Experimental approaches to interactive technologies. Projects with responsive/tangible media. Theory/history of new media. prereq: 3601 or instr consent
ARTS 5620 - Narrative Digital Video
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Individual, advanced, creative projects with narrative forms of video art. Documentary, live action, memoir. Relationships between conceptual, aesthetic, and artistic process. prereq: 3602
ARTS 5630 - Advanced Experimental Video
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Experimental approaches in producing digital video within a contemporary art context. Using digital media technologies in installation, performance, and interactive video art. Emphasizes expanding personal artistic development. Theoretical issues, critical/historical readings/writings in media arts. prereq: 3603 or instr consent
COMM 3201 - Introduction to Electronic Media Production
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students work as a team to plan, script, and shoot video productions in a hands-on multi-camera television studio. By creating their own productions and reviewing the productions of others, students learn how media aesthetics shape the presentation of themes and messages.
COMM 3204 - Advanced Electronic Media Production
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Video as communicative medium integrating visual/aural aesthetics. Creation of broadcast-quality production integrating message creation, audience analysis, argument development, and visual/audio scripting. Utilization of media aesthetics to develop/shape production content. prereq: 3201 or instr consent
COMM 3211 - Introduction to Media Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Historical development and current issues in electronic media technologies and programming. Effects of governmental, industrial, and public organizations on message content. Problem areas of electronic media.
COMM 3231 - Reality TV: History, Culture, and Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social, visual, cultural, economic, historical, and ethical dimensions of reality television.
COMM 3263W - Media Literacy: Decoding Media Images and Messages (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of media images/messages. Principles of literacy. Media content/industries. Media and identity. Media effects. Textbook/packet readings, videos, small groups of peer writing workshops, media analyses.
COMM 4245 - Critical Television Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Television as object of criticism, as cultural institution, and as omnipresent mode of commercialized popular culture. Aesthetics, semiotics, political economics, consumer culture/advertising, social representation, global television, televisuality, flow. Reception and everyday life. prereq: 3211
COMM 4263 - Feminist Media Studies (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues, controversies, and practices of gender and their relationship to U.S. media. Ways in which gender is represented in and comes into play with media texts/institutions. Histories of feminism, theories/methods/political economy, case studies. prereq: 3211 or instr consent
COMM 5211 - Critical Media Studies: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of theories, research methods, and scholars dominating critical media studies since late 1920s. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
COMM 5261 - Political Economy of Media Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Organizational practices of media communicators. Media content as link between communicators and audiences. How viewers use/process media content. prereq: 3211 or instr consent
CSCL 3115 - Cinema and Ideology (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
The cinema as a social institution with emphasis on the complex relations it maintains with the ideological practices that define both the form and the content of its products. Specific films used to study how mass culture contributes to the process of shaping beliefs and identities of citizens.
CSCL 3176 - Oppositional Cinemas (GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
The ways diverse national cinemas engage the international hegemony of Hollywood cinema. The cinematic struggle against cultural imperialism and the role of race, class, and gender in the domain of international cultural politics.
CSCL 3177 - On Television (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Key debates in the history, theory, and criticism of television. Focuses on critical/creative "readings" of television's past/present forms. TV's influence on film, music, and digital media.
CSCL 3212W - Documentary Cinema: History and Politics (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Documentary cinema from its emergence in 1920s to present. Complex power relations between filmmakers and their subjects. Political appropriations of the genre.
CSCL 3993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Guided individual reading or study. Prereq-instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
CSCL 4993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual study.
CSCL 5411 - Avant-Garde Cinema
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History/theory of avant-garde cinema, from classical period (1920s) to post-WWII. prereq: 1921 or ARTH 1921W or equiv
CSCL 5993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading or study. Prereq-instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
ENGL 3040 - Studies in Film
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01610 - EngL 3040/EngL 3040H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics regarding film in variety of interpretive contexts, from range/historic development of American, English, Anglophone film.
ENGW 4205 - Screenwriting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introductory workshop to screenwriting basics, including formatting, style and structure. In-class and take-home exercises will assist the students in learning techniques for developing engaging characters, writing concise description and vivid dialogue, and outlining a usable plot. prereq: One EngW or EngL 3xxx course, [permission number available in creative writing office]
FREN 3451 - North African Cinema
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Cinemas of the Maghreb, the northern African nations of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Themes may include North African cities/communities; gender, class and ethnicity; and impact of globalization in migratory patterns. Films. Readings in philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, and cultural critique. prereq: 3101
GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
An introduction to the study of German cinema, with a focus on the relation between German film and German history, literature, culture, and politics.
GWSS 3307 - Feminist Film Studies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Construction of different notions of gender in film, social uses of these portrayals. Lectures on film criticism, film viewings, class discussions.
JOUR 3614 - History of Media Communication (HIS, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01819
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical perspective on tools of communication from earliest times to present. Impact of new technologies on society.
JOUR 3741 - Diversity and Mass Communication (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Past/present depictions of people of color in movies, literature, radio/TV against anthropological, psychological, sociological knowledge/experience. Personal/political effects of media depictions.
JOUR 3745 - Mass Media and Popular Culture (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01279
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Mass media's role in formation of popular culture/cultural discourse. Prevalent media metaphors, caricatures, stereotypes. Social/commercial pressures influencing media representation.
JOUR 3796 - Mass Media and Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of mass media in politics. Television/electoral campaigns. News coverage vs newsmaking. Free press in democracy.
SCMC 3001W - History of Cinema and Media Culture (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Genealogy of cinema in relation to other media, notably photography, radio, television/video and the Internet. Representative films from decisive moments in global development of cinema. Rise/fall of Hollywood studio system, establishment of different national cinemas, cinematic challenges to cultural imperialism, emergence of post-cinematic technologies.
SCMC 3201 - Fundamentals of Digital Filmmaking
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practice of digital filmmaking. Digital techniques, practical tools required to produce films. Optical/digital devices as artistic tools. Historical/theoretical issues of cinema, its relation to other art forms. prereq: instr consent
SCMC 3202 - Intermediate Digital Filmmaking
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students complete a film of any length, 24 frames or feature-length. Emphasizes formal analysis of frames, shots, sequences, and relations of unit (frame or shot) to whole. prereq: 3201 or instr consent
SCMC 3993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Guided individual reading or study.
SCMC 4993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Guided individual reading or study.
SCMC 5001 - Critical Debates in the Study of Cinema and Media Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic concepts in historical/international debates over production/reception of media culture. Emphasizes cinema. Advanced orientation toward intellectual traditions that inform contemporary scholarship.
SCMC 5002 - Advanced Film Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of textual analysis to the reading of a film. Students work collaboratively to discern and interpret all component aural/visual elements of what the film says and how it says it. prereq: [1201 or ARTH 1921W or CSCL 1201 or CSCL 1921 or equiv coursework], SCMC major
SCMC 5993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Guided individual reading or study.
SPAN 3800 - Film Studies in Spanish
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Films from Spain or Spanish-speaking world in their historical, (geo)political, and socioeconomic contexts. Films analyzed under interdisciplinary frameworks, noting aspects related to cinematography/rhetoric. prereq: 3015, [3104W or 3105W or TLDO 3104 or TLDO 3105 or VENZ 3104 or VENZ 3512 or instr consent]
TH 4550 - Video Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Lighting, camera operation, audio, and recording for video/film production, using the state-of-the-art equipment in Studio B. Hands-on training in tools of video technology. Students create a final group project.
AMIN 3402 - American Indians and the Cinema (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02486 - AmIn 3402/AmIn 5402
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Representations of American Indians in film, historically/contemporarily. What such representations assert about Native experience and cultural viability. What they reflect about particular relationships of power.
GEOG 3374W - The City in Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3374W/3374V/5374W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cinematic portrayal of changes in 20th-century cities worldwide including social and cultural conflict, political and economic processes, changing gender relationships, rural versus urban areas, and population and development issues (especially as they affect women and children).
GEOG 5374 - The City in Film
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3374W/3374V/5374W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cinematic portrayal of changes in 20th-century cities worldwide. Social/cultural conflict, political/economic processes, changing gender relationships, rural versus urban areas, population/development issues (especially as they affect women/children). Meets concurrently with 3374. Additional weekly meeting discusses films, readings. Project on a topic selected in consultation with instructor. prereq: grad student or instr consent
GWSS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production (AH, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of media, art, literature, performance, on artistic contributions. History, politics, culture of Asian American women. Interpret cultural production to better understand role of race, gender, nation within American society/citizenship.
AAS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production (AH, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01876
Typically offered: Every Fall
Diversity of cultures designated "Asian American." Understanding women's lives in historical, cultural, economic, and racial contexts.
HSCI 4321 - History of Computing (TS, HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00497 - CSci 4921/HSci 4321
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Developments in the last 150 years; evolution of hardware and software; growth of computer and semiconductor industries and their relation to other business areas; changing relationships resulting from new data-gathering and analysis techniques; automation; social and ethical issues.
CSCI 4921 - History of Computing (TS, HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00497 - CSci 4921/HSci 4321
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Developments in last 150 years; evolution of hardware and software; growth of computer and semiconductor industries and their relation to other businesses; changing relationships resulting from new data-gathering and analysis techniques; automation; social and ethical issues.