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COMM 1300 Visual Communication

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. Students develop an in-depth understanding of how visuals influence perceptions and behaviors and an understanding of the importance of theory in the construction of effective visual messages.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and Summer College students.


COMM 1300 001-LEC Online course

Class dates:January 2-19, 2019
Days/times:online course
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Porticella, N. (nap28)
Max. enroll:15
To enroll:See the "How to enroll" section of the online courses page.
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