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CMS 321 Contemporary Visual Culture John Cabot University - Full Curriculum Program Fall 2019 Semester - Rome

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CMS 321 Contemporary Visual Culture

CMS 321 Contemporary Visual Culture Course Overview


CEA Partner Institution: John Cabot University
Location: Rome, Italy
Primary Subject Area: Media Studies
Instruction in: English
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 45
Prerequisites: Junior Standing. Recommended: COM 11


The course investigates current trends in visual communication, as well as the methods for how to analyze and contextualize these. Contemporary aspects of media and visual culture will be examined together with modern and historical texts for a well-rounded engagement with the medium as well as the narratives and issues it articulates. Drawing on TV, film, internet memes, contemporary art, digital media, and popular culture, the course may include topics like the impact of celebrity, selfies, postmodern visual practices, identity politics and social movements, memes, and viral media. Students will engage in advanced level visual research and analysis that will foster competencies useful for further cultural studies or media careers.

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