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    Macalester College
  Nov 24, 2017
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 149 - Introduction to Visual Culture

This course considers the production and reception of multiple visual culture forms, from standards of fine art practice such as painting and sculpture to mass media including TV, film, advertising, and the Internet. Students will learn different theoretical paradigms and techniques for visual analysis in order to understand how visual media inscribes power, difference, and desire as it mediates numerous social, economic, cultural and political relationships. We will investigate diverse types of visual culture through lectures, exhibitions, guest lectures, film, historical art and media, and, of course, those proliferating images that define our daily experiences. Every semester. (4 Credits)