May 28, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CA 210 - The Language of Vision and Sound

Credit Hours: 3

The focus of this course will be on the principles of aesthetics, form and perception as they apply to film and television. The methods by which these mediums communicate influence our ability to understand the messages. Lectures on image analysis will be supplemented by slide presentations and video clips from television and film.

Fulfills SUNY General Education -- Humanities.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • explain how radio, television, and film code images and sounds to carry messages;
  • explain how there can be cultural differences in coding of images and sound;
  • explain principles of perception which underlie our reading of the codes;
  • explain some of the ways in which coded images and sounds are shaped into complex discourse or narrative;
  • analyze relationships between the codes and cultures, ideologies, social groups and individuals; and
  • judge the appropriateness of styles of image coding for particular cultures.

F/S (S)