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Visual Culture minor

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services

Visual culture explores the role of visual media in everyday life and its critical function in the dissemination of ideas in the public sphere. Emphasizing comparative critical approaches to the convergence of art, popular media, science, and technology, the minor engages globalized visual media ranging from photography, television and film, to new media (the web, digital imaging, and social networks), architecture, design, and art (painting, sculpture, and multimedia forms) in the context of such social arenas, as art, news, science, advertising, and popular culture.

Notes about this minor:

  • Posting of the minor on the student’s academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
Required Course
FNRT-376 Visual Culture Theory
Group A
Choose three of the following:
   FNRT-206    Queer Looks
   FNRT-350    Introduction to Museums and Collecting
   FNRT-352    Historic Photographic Processes
   FNRT-353    History and Theory of Exhibitions
   FNRT-370    American Painting
   FNRT-371    African American Art
   FNRT-372    American Film of the Studio Era
   FNRT-373    American Film Since the Sixties
   FNRT-374    Art in the Age of the New Deal
   FNRT-375    Women/Gender/Art
   FNRT-377    Imag(in)ing Rochester
   FNRT-378    Memory, Memorials, and Monuments
   FNRT-383    Traumatic Images
   FNRT-384    Art of Dying
   FNRT-440    Deaf Art and Cinema
Group B
Choose one of the following:
   ANTH-210    Culture and Globalization
   ANTH-240    Muslim Youth Cultures
   ANTH-265    Native North Americans in Film
   ANTH-310    African Popular Cultures
   ANTH-325    Bodies and Culture
   ANTH-330    Cultural Images of War
   ANTH-375    Native American Repatriation
   ANTH-425    Global Sexualities
   ANTH-430    Visual Anthropology
   ANTH-435    Garbage Archaeology
   COMM-341    Visual Communication
   COMM-440    Visual Communication of Technical Information
   ENGL-410    Film Studies
   ENGL-421    The Graphic Novel
   ENGL-422    Maps, Spaces and Places
   HIST-421    Hands On History
   MLFR-351    French Films and Hollywood
   MLSP-351    Gender and Sexuality in Hispanic Studies
   MLSP-352    Caribbean Cinema
   PHIL-303    Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics
   PHIL-309    Feminist Theory
   PHIL-313    Philosophy of Film
   PHIL-314    Philosophy of Vision/Imaging
   POLS-490    Politics Through Film
   STSO-321    Faces of the Land