DSGN 3100

Introduction to Semiotics

Resources and readings

Semiotics for Beginners is a key text. Expect to read all of it over the term. It also has a good glossary.

Linguistics and Structuralism

  • Essay: The New Citroën Required reading
  • Essay: The Rhetoric of the Image Required reading
    Be prepared to answer questions on the readings, Monday Jan 27.

    General Semiotics

    Questionable theories

    Roland Barthes

    Applied semiotics

    Urban Semiotics


    Communicating across space and time

    Background and current interest