Within the scope of this course, the students will learn about the history and tradition of making meaning through visual means, and mankind's relationship with symbols and visual references from cave paintings to art, photography, cinema and mass media. They will also learn how to recognize and interpret certain cultural and ideological representations and references within visual products, such as the male gaze, stereotypes and propaganda. The aim of this course is for the students to gain a certain perspective about the history of images, internalize a visual way of thinking and become able to interpret the seemingly simple but important visual messages found especially in cinema and mass media products