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2021-2022 Catalog

FYS 012 Reading Photographs

From your social media feeds to advertising to iconic photographs, "Reading Photographs" will teach you visual literacy. While there have been major technological shifts in how photographs are made, photographs have never lost their importance as arguably the most used form of visual communication in society. This class considers the photographic canon and also what has been left out of that canon. Analytic essays, screenings, field trips, and photographic workshops will give you the practice to examine photographs from multiple vantage points. "Reading Photographs" will expose you to the subjective, historical, and theoretical implications of how photographs affect our lives.