COMM 1300

COMM 1300

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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.

When Offered Winter, Spring, Summer.

Distribution Category (SBA-AG)

  • Students will be able to explain the history of self-representation in visual media.
  • Students will be able to appreciate cultural differences in visual communication.
  • Students will be able to recognize and critique the indexicality of various forms of visual media.
  • Students will be able to recognize and validate whether visual content is "fake news."
  • Students will be able to create and present visual content using a number of media including photo-editing software, presentation software, and website design.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1218COMM 1300  LEC 001

  • This class is available for pre-enrollment for Communication majors ONLY. However, other majors may take this course if there is room after the pre-enrollment period. To get onto a non-majors wait-list for the course, please follow the link and submit an application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling, first-come-first-served basis; however, priority will be given to Communication majors and minors. If you have any questions, you may email Heather Crespin at

  •  1219COMM 1300  DIS 201

  •  1220COMM 1300  DIS 202

  •  1221COMM 1300  DIS 203