This course serves as a broad introduction to visual literacy, and introduces students to the complex process of visual communication, from the mechanics of sensation and perception to the interaction of symbols, subject matter, and context. Through a series of lectures, hands-on visual projects, visiting artist presentations, and readings, students learn that their ability to derive meaning from what they see is essential in a world suffused with composed objects. By the completion of this course, students will develop their visual intelligence and begin to observe, decode, recognize, dissect, identify, experience, and understand the visual world. Counts for Arts in Core Exploration. No prerequisites.