This course develops skills to interpret visual culture in contemporary life. Using a wide variety of media, including film, television, advertisements, fashion magazines, museum exhibits, comic books, painting, graffiti, video games, the web, and photography, the course focuses on understanding how conceptions of visuality, gender, race, and politics shape definitions of high and low culture as well as questions of knowledge and being. This is a Critical Studies course and counts for Category II towards the Film and Media Studies major and minor.
DSAS The Arts General Ed. Requirement
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Humanistic GE. Req.