More than ever, students of today need the critical skills and intellectual breadth required to describe, analyze, and evaluate visual culture, which encompasses a broad range of visual material, artifacts, and media. Courses within the minor are organized around two foundational questions: how do we understand the production, dissemination, and consumption of visual media?; what do the objects of visual culture tell us about the experience and expression of cultural and social diversity?
The minor is open to all undergraduate majors and is especially relevant for those whose fields employ visual images to convey ideas as well as information. The minor will complement pre-professional majors (such as those in film) as well as in the humanities and social sciences.