Learning Goals

Upon graduation, a student will be able to:

Major-Specific Areas of Knowledge

Have a familiarity with the historiography of the study of visual texts. Have a familiarity with contemporary interdisciplinary approaches to the study of visual texts. Understand the vocabulary and terminology of visual culture studies. Understand the interconnectedness of global cultures through visual media.

Accessing Academic Community/Resources

Have good reading skills.


Have good writing skills.

Critical Thinking

Distinguish the conceptual characteristics of visual culture as they relate to the act of looking, depictions of identity, communication through media, and ethical implications of representation.

Research Experience

Have good research skills.