NYU Steinhardt

Global Visual Culture

  • Course Number: MCC-UE 1410
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This course examines the role of visual culture in the processes of globalization & global cultural flows. The course takes as its fundamental premise that visual culture circulates & creates meaning globally & that the very foundations of global capital, global culture, & global media are based on the dynamics of visuality & the power systems it both affirms & challenges. This course traces global visual culture through key historical themes - nationalism, colonialism, cultural imperialism - with focuses on the environment, racial & cultural differences, the border, global activism.
  • Old Course Number: E59.1410