Arts and Culture (CULT) - Visual Culture I

CULT 2006  Visual Culture I


CULT 1005 or 18 Nipissing University credits


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




This course explores the ways in which visual culture has been constructed, historically, technologically, and theoretically. Examining the wide range of images that constitute visual culture, from pictures (visual representations), to everyday objects of architecture and fashion, to stereotypes, this course considers how images both shape and are shaped by the concepts, values, and meanings of cultural life in contemporary Western societies. Students develop critical skills and conceptual tools to analyze various forms of visual culture, including painting, sculpture, photography, film, animation, television, picture books and graphic novels, advertising, and new media. The main focus in this course will be on texts from selected media of visual culture until the mid-twentieth century.

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