Language and Culture: Studying the Power of Text
This course is part of the following part-time on campus and/or online program(s):
From its use in contemporary art, advertising, social media, song lyrics, marketing, and literature, language and text have been used to express and evoke the entire range of human thoughts, reaction, and emotion. In this interactive, discussion-based course, students analyze and critique the use of language and the visual aspects of text as a form of expression. Through an examination of traditional and contemporary approaches to text, students will develop an understanding of how language and text influence expression, culture, and mass media. To complete their experience, students create and annotate an outlet for their own text-based artistic expression, using a medium of their choice.