CTL3414H: Historical Literacy and Popular Literacy


This course is a survey of the struggle between literacy-as-social-control and literacy-as-enlightenment. Using a variety of texts, this theme is followed from the ancient world through to the onset of modern, compulsory schooling. Each class has an introduction by the professor, viewing the film, and a discussion period. Students write weekly reports and a term paper.

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning