COMM 365 - Visual Culture and Visual Literacy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Enforced Prerequisites:
COMM 101, with a minimum grade of C or better.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines contemporary media, imaging technologies, and viewing practices through the lens of visual culture studies. A wide range of media including television, film, photography, graphic design, advertising, video games, virtual reality, computer interfaces, and websites will be critically analyzed using approaches that draw from semiotics, psychoanalysis, feminist theory, and cultural studies. Topics to be covered include: how viewers understand and derive meaning from visual imagery; the cultural, institutional, and political impact of digital images and technologies; the role of identity, power, knowledge, and subjectivity in the construction and analysis of visual representation; and ethical considerations invoked by acts of looking, image manipulation, and surveillance.

Intended Audience:

Juniors and seniors

Class Format:

Lecture twice weekly for 1.5 hours each, discussion section once weekly (led by GSI) for 1 hour.

COMM 365 - Visual Culture and Visual Literacy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
25586
Open
2
 
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002 (DIS)
P
25585
Closed
0
 
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003 (DIS)
P
25587
Open
1
 
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004 (DIS)
P
25588
Closed
0
 
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005 (DIS)
P
25589
Open
1
 
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ISBN: 0195314409
Practices of looking : an introduction to visual culture, Author: Marita Sturken and Lisa Cartwright., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2nd ed. 2009
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