Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Courses of Instruction



Connections 23012. Visualizing Information

Whether created or analyzed, produced for professional or folk purposes, viewed as data or expression, images are an increasingly common component of contemporary communication in both scholarly and popular venues. Each of the courses in this connection addresses the process of creating information out of images and their display. The increasing reliance on visual imagery in digital communication has put a premium on developing a genuine visual literacy in the encoding and deciphering of visual communication. This connection will allow students to appreciate the importance, power and value of using visual media for both gathering and disseminating knowledge.

This may be completed as a two- or three-course connection.  A two-course connection must link courses from at least two different areas; a three-course connection must link courses from three areas.

Creative Arts
ARTS 250 Graphic Design I
ARTS 350 Graphic Design II
ENG 289 Word and Image
CW 289 Word and Image

Natural Sciences
BIO 219 Cell Biology
BIO 254 Developmental Biology

Math/Computer Science
COMP 365 Computer Graphics

FR 352 The Quill and the Brush

Social Sciences
PSY 312 Perception
SOC 282 Visual Sociology