Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

VISST 1101

DEA 1101 is an introductory design studio.  The primary course objective is to introduce principles of visual literacy as it pertains to two-dimensional and three-dimensional issues in design at all scales.  ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DEA 1101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6459VISST 1101  STU 501

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  • Permission of instructor is required for non-DEA majors. Enrollment limited to 20 students. Priority given to DEA majors. Cost of materials: approx. $200.

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  •   Combined with: DEA 1101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18069VISST 1101  STU 502

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  • Permission of instructor is required for non-DEA majors. Enrollment limited to 20 students. Priority given to DEA majors. Cost of materials: approx. $200.

VISST 2174

Intensive consideration of the ways films generate meaning and of the ways we attribute meaning and value to films. Discussion ranges over commercial narrative, art cinema, documentary, and personal film ... view course details

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  • 16357VISST 2174  LEC 001

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VISST 2511

Weekly assignments in basic elements of choreography. Students compose and present short studies that are discussed and reworked. Problems are defined and explored through class improvisations. Informal ... view course details

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VISST 2645

A survey of European art from 1400-1750, including all arts, but emphasizing painting and the analysis of works by such major artists as Donatello, Botticelli, Jan van Eyck, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARTH 2400

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7939VISST 2645  LEC 001

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  •  7940VISST 2645  DIS 201

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  •  7941VISST 2645  DIS 202

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  •  7942VISST 2645  DIS 203

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  •  7943VISST 2645  DIS 204

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VISST 2744

An introduction to Indonesia through its arts. The course combines hands-on instruction in the performance of gamelan music and the academic study of a broader range of Indonesian music in its sociocultural ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2245MUSIC 1341

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6471VISST 2744  LEC 001

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VISST 3010

Who are 'the poor' in the United States? Who are the largest recipients of federal welfare and entitlement spending? Why is there an unprecedented simultaneous increase in wealth and poverty in the United ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3010ARTH 3010

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  9523VISST 3010  SEM 101

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VISST 3175

Global Cinema I and II together offer an overview of international film history from the late nineteenth century to today. Through a focus on key films and significant epochs, the course traces the evolution ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 3550PMA 6550

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8280VISST 3175  LEC 001

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VISST 3342

Our present technology allows us to transmit and display information through a variety of media. To make the most of these media channels, it is important to consider the limitations and abilities of the ... view course details

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  •  6460VISST 3342  LEC 001

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  • Recommended prerequisite: PSYCH 2050. 4-credit option is by permission of faculty.

VISST 3419

The variety of visual experience in 17th-century Dutch art is legion: still life, portraiture, self-portraiture, landscape, cityscape, genre, and architectural painting. New scientific technologies and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3419

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16664VISST 3419  LEC 001

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VISST 3461

This course explores the rich and diverse history of African American filmmaking.  Focusing on films written and/or directed by African Americans, this seminar traces the history of filmmaking from the ... view course details

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  • 17934VISST 3461  LEC 001

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VISST 3620

The theory and practice of lighting design as a medium for artistic expression. This course explores the aesthetic and mechanical aspects of light and their application in a variety of disciplines. Emphasis ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 3620

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6608VISST 3620  STU 501

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VISST 3662

Discusses French Impressionist art as the product of nineteenth-century public life. By relating Impressionism to state culture, we trace subversive themes such as criminality, café-concert and brothel ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3760FREN 3610

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16466VISST 3662  LEC 001

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VISST 3696

The arts of Southeast Asia are studied in their social context, because art plays a role in most of the salient occasions in life in traditional societies. Special emphasis is devoted to developments in ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3850ASIAN 3350

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16518VISST 3696  LEC 001

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VISST 3798

Focused, practical exercises teach the student fundamental staging techniques that bring written text to theatrical life. A core objective is to increase the student's awareness of why and how certain ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 3880

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9533VISST 3798  SEM 101

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VISST 4153

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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  • 17595VISST 4153  SEM 101

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VISST 4200

Works of art have always engendered political, social, and cultural meanings. This seminar presents an introduction to the methods used by art historians and the objects and ideas that constitute ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 4100

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8687VISST 4200  SEM 101

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VISST 4210

Advanced and pre-professional Western classical dance. A continuation of and supplement to PMA 3210. view course details

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  •  6799VISST 4210  STU 501

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VISST 4220

Advanced and pre-professional Modern technique. A continuation of and supplement to PMA 3220. view course details

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VISST 4412

The importance of sports to American society and popular culture cannot be denied, and this seminar will study sports films' vital significance in representing the intersection of sports, history, and ... view course details

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  • 17936VISST 4412  LEC 001

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VISST 4440

This seminar examines issues of identity and self-fashioning in the 16th century in early modern Europe, especially Italy. The proliferation of courtesy manuals, most famous of them by Castiglione and ... view course details

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  • 16634VISST 4440  SEM 101

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VISST 4641

Since the late 19th century, the effects of capitalism across the globe have been profoundly transformative and have intensified with the demise of the older colonial empires, the rise of nationalism and ... view course details

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  • 16666VISST 4641  SEM 101

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VISST 4761

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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  • Topic: De-mythologizing Van Gogh & Gauguin

  • 16730VISST 4761  SEM 101

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VISST 4945

The course examines how postcolonial African writers and filmmakers engage with and revise controversial images of bodies and sexuality-genital cursing, same-sex desire, HIV/AIDS, genital surgeries, etc. ... view course details

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  • 18009VISST 4945  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited: 15 students.

VISST 6174

Intensive consideration of the ways films generate meaning and of the ways we attribute meaning and value to films. Discussion ranges over commercial narrative, documentary, and personal film modes. Graduate ... view course details

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  • 18462VISST 6174  LEC 001

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VISST 6945

The course examines how postcolonial African writers and filmmakers engage with and revise controversial images of bodies and sexuality-genital cursing, same-sex desire, HIV/AIDS, genital surgeries, etc. ... view course details

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  • 18015VISST 6945  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited: 15 students.