Spring 2023 - CMNS 325 D100

Visualization and Visual Culture in Communication (4)

Class Number: 1326

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    BLU 10021, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Janet Marontate
    1 778 782-3383
  • Prerequisites:

    60 units including two CMNS, IAT or FPA upper division courses, both with a minimum grade of C-.



Investigates both theories and techniques of visualization design, visual culture, and visual communication. Themes covered in the course include: theories of visualization in relation to communication studies; methodologies for studying the interplay of technology, culture and media in visual studies and visual communication design; analysis of imaging conventions and innovations in the context of contemporary global communication; and visual communication in diverse cultural contexts. This is a laboratory-based course, requiring the completion of practical assignments that apply the ideas and theories presented in lectures and readings. Students with credit for CMNS 387 offered with subtitle "Visualization" may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.



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