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HIST 5302 Senior Colloquium: Visual Culture: Pictures of the Americas (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Seeing plays a vital part in knowing the world and establishing our place in it. Visual texts are part of the historical landscape. "Visual Culture: Pictures of the Americas" explores how the visual offers a means for understanding broader historical forces, subjectivities, systems of knowledge and hierarchies of power. By looking at examples that range from Mexico’s iconic Virgin of Guadalupe to today’s urban wall murals, the course examines how the visual gets created and interpreted, mediates experience and acquires agency.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Deborah Levenson

Prerequisites: Senior History Major Standing

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Last Updated: 07-Jan-15