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Many of us struggle to explain, critique, or resist the images that confront us through newspapers, advertisements, television shows, films, architecture, and other contexts. We discover the complexity behind this simple question: what do images do to us, and how shall we respond? This class offers one response to visual communication by exploring the ideological meanings that images convey. Transcending the mere evaluation of aesthetics, we seek to develop a language to enable our intelligent analyses of visual communication as a site where public life becomes enacted and contested.