Timeline & History


President Matheson articulates the role of liberal education at Georgia Tech as one of the only cultural forces mingled in future engineers’ education necessary for producing students capable of communication across fields.


Students and faculty start a Drama Club on Campuswhere the first play was “Brown of Harvard.” During the Depression, the club was absent until its reinvention in 1947.


Technical English is introduced to teach forms of composition that are specifically demanded of engineers such as technical papers, reports and business letters.


Business English is introduced as a course of study.


Grand opening of Skiles classroom building.


Science fiction is added to the course of study and Professor Bud Foote is the first professor hired to teach the course.


The Department of English is renamed the School of Literature, Communication and Culture (LCC) offering five certificate programs: American Literature, Drama and Film, Literature and Science, Technical and Business Communication and Western Traditions.


The first Literature, Communication, and Culture (LCC) degree, Bachelor in Science, Technology and Culture (STAC) is offered. STAC Combines the study of mathematics, science and engineering with the study of society, history and the arts.


Bachelor of Science in Computational Media, a joint degree between Computer Science and Literature, Communication, and Culture (LCC) is introduced.


Literature, Communication, and Culture (LCC) Degrees are Bachelor of Science in Computational Media, Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology and Culture, Master of Science in Digital Media, Master of Science in human Computer interaction, Doctor of Philosophy in Digital Media.


The School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (LCC) rebrands itself as The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) to reflect new emphasis in media courses and demonstrate school’s continuing response to changing media and technology in today’s world.

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