In a modern world where visual technologies increasingly facilitate communication and social interaction, visual literacy is vital. Much of our experience in looking is grounded in habit rather than analysis. Through cultural theory and concepts, this course explores how meaning is both created and transmitted in the visual world.
* Please note this course starts on September 5th.. * This course runs for 15 weeks, combining online learning with mandatory on-site classroom meetings on the following Thursdays from 6-9pm: September 5, October 17, November 14, and December 5. * Students are required to sign into the course via Learning Hub within the first week and be active throughout the course. Please refer to the course outline for a detailed schedule.
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Two seats remaining as of Aug 25, 2019 5:18 pm PDT. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Define "culture" and "visual culture".
Diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of various communication media.
Explain how shared understandings of visual culture emerge.
Discuss the many ways various communication media have impacted our societies.
Describe the various visual trends that are occurring around the world today and that have occurred throughout history.
Create and deliver well researched, critically analytical and polished oral and/or written reports.
Critically analyze and understand, from multiple perspectives, a variety of visual media.
Evaluate a variety of cultural and historical artistic expressions.
Read images as text.
Analyze how visual media communicates in various ways throughout time.
Identify, analyze and contextualize various artistic styles and time periods.
Conduct formal analysis and college-level research.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2018
BCST 5010 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Books for Fall 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT
online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering
you are considering.
BCIT Burnaby Bookstore
If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance
Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.
Practices Of Looking: An Introduction To Visual Culture
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