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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog] [Archived Catalog]

ARTS 209 - Art as Communication


This course is available both online and residentially.

This course serves to cultivate an understanding of the language, aesthetics and cultural impacts of visual communication. The focus is on discourse that fosters the development of ideational, analytical and rhetorical writing skills necessary for demonstrating critical thinking in the analysis and critique process concerning visual images. Two analytical papers—based upon studies of the visual images focusing on the agency of the image, the social practices and effects of its viewing and the specificity of views taken by various audiences—and a literary research paper, sequentially developed, are required.

(Formerly ARTS 300)

Credits: 3



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