Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

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

  •  6423VISST 1101  STU 501

    • MW
    • Elliott, J

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

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

  •  6431VISST 2744  LEC 001

    • MF
    • Miller, C

    • W

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 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

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

    • TR
    • Field, D

  • 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 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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    Combined with: AMST 3461ASRC 3999PMA 3461

  • 4 Credits Graded

VISST 3515

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    Combined with: GERST 3515PMA 3514

  • 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 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 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

    • MW
    • Milles, B

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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VISST 4153

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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  • Topic: Feminist Posthumanisms in the Visual Arts

  • 16479VISST 4153  SEM 101

    • M
    • Fernandez, M

VISST 4221

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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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    Combined with: ARTH 4440ARTH 6440

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

VISST 4615

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    Combined with: SHUM 4615

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

VISST 4617

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    Combined with: LATA 4617SHUM 4617

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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