Since 2004, James has developed and taught graduate and undergraduate courses that address the making and understanding of our image world, with an emphasis on the argument that every image either reinforces or challenges the status quo. He has taught seminars in philosophy, art history, pedagogy, and the politics of design at Pratt Institute and Bard Early College, as well as studio courses and workshops in graphic and interactive design. He currently teaches the History of Graphic Design at Parsons School of Design. Selected course descriptions and syllabi are available to the right.

Other courses

History of American Education

Pratt Institute

Survey of Literature in Design Education

Pratt Institute

What Does It Mean to Be Human?

Bard Early College New Orleans

Introduction to Visual Culture

Pratt Institute

Information Design

Parsons School of Design

Populist Media: The Comic,
Cartoon, and Graphic Novel

Parsons School of Design

Introduction to Interactive Design

Parsons School of Design

Teaching & Technology:
Designing for Change

Pratt Institute