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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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COMM 6390 - Semiotics and Fieldwork

This course examines how semiotics (i.e. the study of signs and sign systems) applies to the changing roles of images in today’s media-immersed society. Students will analyze meaning making in multicultural social contexts, comparing both hyper-local and globally pervasive renditions of image-based media. A fieldwork assignment takes students through the steps of visual semiotics fieldwork, including hypothesis generation, site selection and access, data gathering and analysis leading to findings that potentially can contribute generalizable knowledge.

When Offered: Spring term even-numbered years.

Credit Hours: 3

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