Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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VISST 1101

This course 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 ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: DEA 1101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6423VISST 1101  STU 501

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

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: DEA 1101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17862VISST 1101  STU 502

VISST 2500

Provides a lecture survey of the history of photography over a course of two centuries. Starting with its invention in the 1830s, covers the subject topically and chronologically. During the nineteenth ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 2500

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18632VISST 2500  LEC 001

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARTH 2400

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7812VISST 2645  LEC 001

  •  7813VISST 2645  DIS 201

  •  7814VISST 2645  DIS 202

  •  7815VISST 2645  DIS 203

  •  7816VISST 2645  DIS 204

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2245MUSIC 1341

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6431VISST 2744  LEC 001

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: ARTH 3101ARTH 6101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8346VISST 3101  SEM 101

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 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

  •  9490VISST 3318  LEC 001

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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  •  6424VISST 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

  •  8976VISST 3419  LEC 001

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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VISST 3463

This course considers issues, approaches, and complexities in the contemporary television landscape. As television has changed drastically over the past fifteen years, this course provides students with ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3463PMA 3463

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17553VISST 3463  SEM 101

VISST 3515

This course introduces the cinema of the Weimar Republic (1918-33), a golden age of German cinema comparable to the classical Hollywood era. During this period, the German film industry developed a variety ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 3515PMA 3514

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17004VISST 3515  SEM 101

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 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

  •  6562VISST 3620  STU 501

VISST 3750

This course looks at the historical and shifting relationships between Asian Americans and (new) media technologies—from Yellow Peril, techno-Orientalist figurations of Asians as machines to the apparent ... view course details

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  • 18509VISST 3750  LEC 001

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

  •  8646VISST 3798  STU 501

VISST 3812

Anchoring the east and west coasts, New York and Los Angeles have been celebrated and excoriated in films. On the edge literally and metaphorically, these cities seem to be about competing visions of urban ... view course details

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  • 16056VISST 3812  LEC 001

VISST 4153

Feminist media arts continuously proliferate. These rich and varied practices include video, net art, networked performance, video games, remix, installation, biotech art, artificial life and robotics. ... view course details

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  • Topic: Feminist Posthumanisms in the Visual Arts

  • 16479VISST 4153  SEM 101

VISST 4221

Poems disrupt the flow of reading. In so doing, rather than rendering them transparent, they call attention to their media – often the page or voice. This course will examine the experimental writing techniques ... view course details

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  • 17022VISST 4221  SEM 101

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, instructed ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 4440ARTH 6440

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16447VISST 4440  SEM 101

VISST 4615

The seminar will investigate the critical theories and practices by post-contemporary artivist and activist networks to corrupt the protocols of networks across the arcs of the planet by focusing on the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SHUM 4615

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16982VISST 4615  SEM 101

VISST 4617

This seminar seeks to examine the relationships among three topics: (i) social vision (a form of collective intentionality), (ii) institutional corruption in Mexico, and (iii) artistic visual representations ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LATA 4617SHUM 4617

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16983VISST 4617  SEM 101

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

  •  9255VISST 6619  SEM 101