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ART 296S Topic: Visual Literacy

Course Description: This course initiates a process of discovery into the ways we as a society communicate our beliefs and values through the artifacts we make. We will focus on understanding modes of visual language, descriptive processes, and knowledge of contemporary and historical works and issues. Topics will include: the influence of the computer and computer generated imagery, mythologies from different cultures and their shared imagery, social responsibility of the consumer in a world of image and branding, and the believability of photographs and contemporary media.

Credits

3 credits