UGRD > ART > 402L
American Visual Cultures
This course explores the historical, cultural, and aesthetic importance of visual images in shaping ideas about empire, race, gender, class, work, and nation in American culture. We will think about our reasons for looking and how different historical contexts change how and why we look as consumers. We will learn how to interpret and analyze visual evidence from a variety of forms, including film cartoons live performance, photographs, and print advertising, from the mid-nineteenth century through the twenty-first.AMST 402L and ART 402L are the same course.