What is “nature” — and what does it look like? This course explores ways in which images construct meaning, express beliefs, provide evidence, and illustrate cultural values. It surveys the uses of pictures in a variety of contexts that include science, art, journalism, propaganda, and social media. Special attention is paid to the conjoined histories of photography and the American West. Students hone foundational skills for college-level inquiry and discussion. Projects combine the creation of original photographs with other forms of writing and research. Includes instruction in photography.
Instructor: Daniel Tankersley
Category: Media & Current Events, Hands-on, Local Connections