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Thinking About Seeing

Semester and Year FA 2015
Course Number IDSEM-UG1388
Section 001
Instructor Keith Miller
Days T
Time 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Units 4
Level U
Foundation Requirement   HUM

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Description

Through an art historical lens, this course explores visual communication in a media-saturated society. We will analyze how people “speak” through images and symbols as well as words and how we “read” what we see. This class will attempt to understand the tools used to reach an audience. Images and texts from the past and present will help us assess the character of various media and their personal as well as political implications. Texts will include works by Barthes, Baudrillard, Benjamin, Lev-Strauss, McLuhan, Sontag and other seminal essays on the media.

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Course Type

Interdisciplinary Seminars (IDSEM-UG)