A scene of urban destruction
Cultural Images of War and Terror
Instructor Rachel McGinnis
Course Number ANTH-330-01
Jan 16, 2018
15 weeks
25 Seats

This course critically examines the visual culture of war and terror in a global world from an anthropological perspective. Representations of violence are endlessly transmitted on television on the internet in print media in cinema and recreational games to become part of our everyday visual culture. Whether disseminated as news documentary truth or entertainment the ubiquitous encounters with images of violence require a new form of visual literacy that not only highlights the intersection of the local and the global but also recognizes the ways in which visual technologies cultural politics of memory and history media practices and national ideologies intervene in the formation of a visual culture of war and terror.

  • Price $936 per credit hour (2017-18 AY)
  • Credits

    3 credit hours

    This 15 week course requires students to spend approximately 9 hours a week on course work.

  • Enrollment Restrictions

    This course section is open to RIT Online students.

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