NYU Steinhardt

Special Topics in Visual Culture and Cultural Studies: Modernity and Climate Change

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2404
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This seminar uses the framework of visual culture to consider the ways in which modernity & climate change have been mutually constitutive as global phenomena. We ask whether climate can be considered a medium in its own right as the interface between humans & the biosphere, taking the sea as a particular example. This course situates climate change in relation to visual culture & cultural studies, examining the implications of the global & visual history of climate in relation to the current debate on the politics of climate change.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2404