Course description

Introduction to visual communication theory. Examines how visuals influence our attention, perspectives, and understanding. Uses examples of visuals drawn from advertising, TV news, documentaries, entertainment movies, print, and interactive media to develop a theoretical framework for becoming more visually aware and for thinking more critically about how visuals influence us.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to explain the history of self-representation in visual media.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to appreciate cultural differences in visual communication.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to recognize and critique the indexicality of various forms of visual media.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to recognize and validate whether visual content is “fake news.”

Outcome 5: Students will be able to create and present visual content using a number of media including photo-editing software, presentation software, and website design.

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Online course

Section ID:COMM 1300 001-LEC
Number:1340
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
Final exam/project due:Friday July 29, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Butkowski, C. (cpb96)
Max. enroll:25
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

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This course is full. If you would like to be considered for a different class, please send an email to precollege@cornell.edu with the class number. You will want to first check that the class you want is not full before you write to us.

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