Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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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  •   Combined with: DEA 1101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6134VISST 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 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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  •   Combined with: PMA 2540

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17044VISST 2174  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Staff

VISST 2502

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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  • 17052VISST 2502  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Sheppard, S

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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  •  6139VISST 2511  SEM 101

    • M
    • Suber, P

VISST 2645

This course examines some of the major works of European artists from 1400 to 1750, a period with huge changes in religion, political systems, and knowledge of the world. We learn chronological and geographical ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7422VISST 2645  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Lazzaro, C

  •  7423VISST 2645  DIS 201

    • R
    • Lazzaro, C

  •  7424VISST 2645  DIS 202

    • F
    • Lazzaro, C

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

  •  6142VISST 2744  LEC 001

    • W

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

  • 16777VISST 2805  LEC 001

    • T
    • McGowan, K

      Pan, A

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

  •  7650VISST 3175  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Villarejo, A

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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  •  6135VISST 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

  •  8403VISST 3419  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Pincus, L

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

  •  9663VISST 3463  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Sheppard, S

VISST 3505

Blaxploitation films of the 1970s are remembered for their gigantic Afros, enormous guns, slammin' soundtracks, sex, drugs, nudity, and violence. Never before or since have so many African American performers ... view course details

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  • 16842VISST 3505  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Finley, C

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

  •  8829VISST 3520  STU 501

    • TR
    • Intemann, E

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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  • 16834VISST 3566  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

VISST 3600

This course discusses new art practices since the 1960s. Although numerous artistic experiments took place during the first half of the twentieth century, it was with the declining importance of modernist ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3600

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16841VISST 3600  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Dadi, I

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

  •  6266VISST 3620  STU 501

    • TR
    • Intemann, E

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

  •  8130VISST 3798  STU 501

    • MW
    • Feldshuh, D

VISST 4101

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 4101ARTH 6101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7872VISST 4101  SEM 101

    • T
    • Dadi, I

VISST 4151

Topic for Fall 2018: Biological Art (Bio Art): From the late 20th-century to the present, artists have made art using live entities including plants, animals, cells, tissue cultures and bacteria. They ... view course details

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  • Topic: Biological Art (Bio Art)

  • 16927VISST 4151  SEM 101

    • M
    • Douglas, A

      Fernandez, M

VISST 4162

This course examines the art and architecture of the Inca Empire (ca. 1438-1532), the largest indigenous empire in the Americas prior to the Spanish conquest. The first half of the course explores architecture, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17894VISST 4162  SEM 001

VISST 4436

The course will treat various aspects of Indian film, with focal topics to vary from year to year.  These topics will include religion in Indian film, Indian art films, and the golden age of Indian film.  ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 4436PMA 4536

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16444VISST 4436  SEM 101

    • W
    • Gold, D

VISST 4854

This seminar will focus on the significance of water –economic, religious, political, social –and its role in the art and architecture of Mainland and Island Southeast Asia, with particular focus on Cambodia ... view course details

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  • 17142VISST 4854  SEM 101

VISST 6151

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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  • Topic: Biological Art (Bio Art)

  • 16930VISST 6151  SEM 101

    • M
    • Douglas, A

      Fernandez, M

VISST 6308

Expanded Practice Seminars bring students and faculty in the humanities and the design disciplines together around a common and pressing urban issue such as the cultural and material practices induced ... view course details

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  • Topic: Mapping Global Spatio-politics Through China

  • 17850VISST 6308  SEM 101

    • T
    • Bachner, A

      Lok, L

VISST 6854

This seminar will focus on the significance of water –economic, religious, political, social –and its role in the art and architecture of Mainland and Island Southeast Asia, with particular focus on Cambodia ... view course details

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