Visual Literacy

Course Code: MSFP 108

Academic Year: 2023-2024

Visual literacy is the ability to see, to understand, and ultimately to think, create, and communicate visually. This course is designed to provide students with the skills to decode, analyze, comprehend, and construct meaning to images in media and in their world. Students will be encouraged to use images as tools for self-expression and in communication. This course will help provide the knowledge of visuals produced through electronic and other media and the understanding of elements of visual design, technique, accessibility, and media. With individual social geography in mind, students will learn about the emotional and psychological elements of visual images, comprehend abstract and symbolic imagery, and become informed viewers, critics, and consumers.