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From VMI: The Art History and Visual Culture Concentration prepares cadets for a world where the proliferation of images–in new media as well as in traditional forms–demands a critical engagement with the visual environment. Cadets following this track will improve their visual literacy through courses that stress close looking and critical thinking. Each of the classes in the minor highlights the importance of dynamic communication, asking Cadets to prepare multimedia presentations and produce analytical writing. In addition to helping them develop such important skills, the focus on art objects, artists, and theoretical perspectives provides Cadets with robust exposure to art’s traditional role as a force and shapes and reflects broad cultural phenomena.