Sep 18, 2019  
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COMM 4540 - Visual Culture


Humans inhabit a culture of visual images. Images bombard them on television, the Internet and in films; they surround everyone as architecture and fashion; they provide essential resource data in science, engineering, and business. This course will help students better understand how images communicate information, arouse emotions, and shape values. Students will primarily do readings in cultural history/theory with some viewing of films. 

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite:  One 2000-level HASS undergraduate course of permission of instructor.

When Offered: Fall term annually.



Credit Hours: 4



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