Linguistics
 

History of the Book

History of the Book
History and development of the book, including modern methods and practices.
ELANG
524
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall
 ProgramsContaining ELANG 524
Course Outcomes: 

Describing the history of the Book

Students will be able to describe the history of the book and the reasons it has developed the way it has.

Book Construction and Production

Students will be able to describe and show how the book (the codex, in particular) is physically constructed and produced.

Scripts and Fonts

Students will be able to describe the development of scripts and fonts and the reasons they have changed over time.

Making a Book Beautiful

Students will be able to describe what goes into making a book look beautiful (design, typography, construction, usefulness, etc.).

Text Change

Students will be able to describe the fundamentals that underlie how texts change and develop over time, including the kinds of transmission errors that occur.