Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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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

  •  6424VISST 1101  STU 501

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

VISST 2160

In this introductory course, participants will study the economic and technological history of the television industry, with a particular emphasis on its manifestations in the United States and the United ... view course details

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VISST 2193

Film industries in the Middle East, as in much of the rest of the world, emerged out of efforts at the national level. In the Arab world and Israel, the film industries reflect upon struggles ... view course details

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VISST 2300

From the beginning of the twentieth century to the present moment, movies -- and in particular Hollywood -- have profoundly influenced the ways in which people see, think and talk about the world. Focusing ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2760ENGL 2761PMA 2560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16770VISST 2300  LEC 001

  • Film viewing is required for this class. Films will be available for viewing on Blackboard and will also be screened after Monday class meetings from approx. 8:45-10:30.

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 analysis of the works of such major artists as Jan van Eyck, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Velazquez, ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

VISST 2744

This course combines hands-on instruction in gamelan, Indonesia's most prominent form of traditional music, and the academic study of the broader range of music found in contemporary Indonesia, including ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASIAN 2245MUSIC 1341

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

VISST 2805

Trade in and to Asia proved to be a key force in creating our modern "globalized" world.  The Indian Ocean and the China Seas converged on Southeast Asia, where a cosmopolitan array of ships from every ... view course details

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    Combined with: ARTH 2805ASIAN 2285

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

VISST 3101

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 3101ARTH 6101

  • 4 Credits Graded

VISST 3115

The course will provide an overview of video art, alternative documentary video, and digital installation and networked art over the past 50 years.  We will analyze four phases of video and new media: ... view course details

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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

VISST 3226

A survey of the art and architecture of the later Roman Empire, from the reign of Trajan to the reign of Justinian I. Topics to be considered include: the impact of Christianity on the functions and appearance ... view course details

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VISST 3260

What constitutes queer performance? Is queer who you are or what you do? Is sexuality all we mean by queer? Has queer performance enhanced or eclipsed gay and lesbian theater? This course investigates ... view course details

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VISST 3318

Beginning with the mid-nineteeth century, the course traces dynamic relays and reciprocal influences among woodblock prints, maps, fiction, films, anime, comics, and digital arts in Japan. We will consider ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASIAN 3318COML 3150

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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  •  6425VISST 3342  LEC 001

  • 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 and self-portraiture, landscape and cityscape, architectural painting and scenes of everyday life, all in paint ... view course details

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    Combined with: ARTH 3419

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

VISST 3520

Light is the fundamental building block of all visual media. Whether a photographer, filmmaker, videographer, YouTube poster, or other maker of images, the strategic use of light can tell your story better, ... view course details

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    Combined with: PMA 3520

  • 4 Credits Graded

VISST 3566

This course introduces students to the arts of the ancient Americas from circa 2000 BC to the Spanish invasions of the 15th and 16th centuries. The inhabitants of the Americas produced outstanding works ... view course details

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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

VISST 3702

"You didn't see anything," a woman in a movie says to her dubious lover. "No one sees anything. Ever. They watch, but they don't understand." What is desire in the cinema? How do we know it when we see ... view course details

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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

VISST 4151

Topic for Fall 2016: Bio Art view course details

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    Combined with: ARTH 4151ARTH 6151VISST 6151

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

VISST 4165

This course will look at visual representations of cross-cultural encounters throughout the early modern period with a special emphasis on exchanges between Europe and the Americas (15th-18th centuries). ... view course details

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VISST 4607

Gives advanced students the opportunity to work directly with original objects from the collection in the Herbert F. Johnson Museum. Focuses on art and connoisseurship by questioning the ways quality is ... view course details

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    Combined with: ARTH 4107

  • 4 Credits Graded

VISST 4663

This course explores the representation of the skin in the visual arts from the Renaissance up until the mid-19th century. Drawing upon analytical resources from multiple disciplines, it will consider ... view course details

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    Combined with: SHUM 4603

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

VISST 6151

Topic for Fall 2016: Bio Art view course details

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    Combined with: ARTH 4151ARTH 6151VISST 4151

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

VISST 6619

The course provides an introduction to various aspects of translation theory, and emphasizes relations between translation theory and trauma theory, post-structuralism, post-colonial theory, and debates ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASIAN 6619COML 6160

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt