Principles and Practices of Visual Literacy
This course emphasizes the visual aspect of communication and its important role in meaning-making. Now, perhaps more than ever, visual images are used to produce, represent, identify, and circulate information. The facility to code and decode these visual images is an essential part of what it means to be literate today. Exploring the conventions of visual communication as well as the adaptation of those conventions to specific situations, students will read about visual literacy, analyze specific instances of visual communication, and construct visuals that communicate meaning in various contexts.