Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018. Courses of Study 2018-2019 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

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

    • 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 2174

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  •   Combined with: PMA 2540

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17044VISST 2174  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Staff

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

  • 17377VISST 2300  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Haenni, S

  • 17378VISST 2300  DIS 201

    • R
    • Staff

  • 17379VISST 2300  DIS 202

    • R
    • Staff

  • 17380VISST 2300  DIS 203

    • F
    • Staff

  • 17381VISST 2300  DIS 204

    • F
    • Staff

VISST 2502

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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

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

  •  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

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 4101ARTH 6101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7872VISST 4101  SEM 101

    • T
    • Dadi, I

VISST 4151

Seminar topics rotate each semester. Previous topics include: Video Game Criticism, Bio Art. view course details

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  • Topic: Biological Art (Bio Art)

  • 16927VISST 4151  SEM 101

    • M
    • Douglas, A

      Fernandez, M

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

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  • 17142VISST 4854  SEM 101

VISST 6151

Seminar topics rotate each semester. Previous topics include: Video Game Criticism, Bio Art. view course details

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  • Topic: Biological Art (Bio Art)

  • 16930VISST 6151  SEM 101

    • M
    • Douglas, A

      Fernandez, M

VISST 6854

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