Visual Culture

GNED 1089

Course description

From our screens, to advertising, to art galleries -- we are immersed in images. What is the role and influence of visual culture on societies past and present? In this course, students examine how images, objects, and visual practices shape our worldviews, social identities, and cultural experiences. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students learn to critically analyze a range of cross-cultural visual forms, including art, advertising, fashion, and social media, as they explore how these forms intersect with cultural and social issues. Students gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which visual culture can both reinforce and challenge dominant ideologies and power structures such as patriarchy and colonialism.



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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