42.392 Visual Rhetoric

Visual Rhetoric

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38869
Status Active

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of visual communication. Students will explore what scholars mean by terms such as visual rhetoric and visual literacy in order to think concretely about how these concepts apply to the communication practices they will engage in their academic, professional, and everyday life. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which visual representations communicate culturally-specific meanings about race, gender, class, sexuality, age, nationality, and difference. Assignments include contributions to a course blog, rhetorical analyses of visual texts, design modules, and a multimodal project.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101 College Writing I, and 42.102 College Writing II, and 42.227 Essay Writing, or 42.200 Critical Methods.