“What things look like” profoundly influences a human being’s experience of the world. This is why it matters how ideas are expressed visually (through symbols, pictures, design, performance, etc.). This course instructs students to find and shape meaning through visual forms of communication. By exploring historical examples (religious iconography, commercial advertising, media storytelling), experimenting with emotional properties of visual arts (color, juxtaposition, representation), and reflecting on personal experiences (through theology, politics, narrative), students will understand and practice the meanings carried by intentionally crafted imagery in an increasingly visual society.