137 | CCN: 77929

Rhetoric of the Image

Instructor: Michael Mascuch,

TuTh 11-1230P, 242 HEARST GYM (effective 01/28/16)

4 Units

This course surveys methods and theories of visual culture, including the rhetorics and discourses of images (still and moving), media (old and new), display, circulation, value, and interpretation. Topics explored will include: spectacle, reproduction, materiality, time, style, genre, archive, truth-value, and affectivity. Students will learn multi- and interdisciplinary uses of visual materials as objects of analysis, evidence, exchange, and argumentation.