2018-2019 Catalog

WRD 235 Visual Rhetoric: Communication through Pictures and/or Words

Visual Rhetoric: Communication through Pictures and/or Words. This course will examine the forms and uses of visual images to inform argue and inspire--in order to analyze their effectiveness expressing ideas across the millennia from ancient civilizations through the present digital age. We will examine codices illuminated manuscripts stained glass panels and maps; combinations of words and pictures from scientists poets printers and graphic novelists; as well as digital images such as memes information graphics data visualizations and multimedia arguments. Both the theory of visual rhetoric and the making of images in some of these media will complement our exploration of these genres.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts