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Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

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COMM 6700 - Rhetoric of the Photograph

Photography is the first modern visual technology that is reproducible yet still has an aura of “objectivity,” and its study addresses issues that are central to all forms of contemporary image-making.  Using the rhetorical triad of producer,work, and audience, this course explores the photograph through (1) a visual semiotics that is applicable to other kinds of image/ texts, (2) a psychology/ psychodynamics of affect, and (3) an analysis of how the circulation and reinterpretation of photographs and other images shape our culture.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Odd-numbered years.

Credit Hours: 3

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