Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DEA 1101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5912VISST 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 2540

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9360VISST 2174  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 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2245MUSIC 1341

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5920VISST 2744  LEC 001

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 2805ASIAN 2285

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

VISST 3001

How do we define reality with pictures?  In this transhistorical course we focus on the theory and practice of depicting real objects and spaces—on works that could be called "documentary."  These works ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARTH 3001

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17372VISST 3001  LEC 001

  • 17374VISST 3001  DIS 201

  • 17377VISST 3001  DIS 204

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3261PMA 3550PMA 6550

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7397VISST 3175  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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COGST 3420PSYCH 3420PSYCH 6420

  • 3-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5913VISST 3342  LEC 001

  • Recommended prerequisite: PSYCH 2050. 4-credit option is by permission of faculty.

VISST 3443

Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael transformed the art of their time. Leonardo was an extraordinary thinker, scientist, and engineer as well as artist. Michelangelo invented grandiose projects for ambitious ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 3440

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16675VISST 3443  LEC 001

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 3880

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7836VISST 3798  STU 501

VISST 3830

This course provides an introduction to selected key themes in cinema and the moving image from South Asia. The course investigates documentary, artistic, and commercial cinemas, focusing on concepts and ... view course details

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  • 16637VISST 3830  SEM 101

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4101ARTH 6101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7607VISST 4101  SEM 101

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 4436PMA 4536

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9052VISST 4436  SEM 101

VISST 4793

A continuation of PMA 3570, Introduction to Visual Storytelling, students will dive deeper into creating story driven short form narratives. Students will have the opportunity to develop and produce a ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 4585

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16308VISST 4793  STU 501

VISST 4852

Shadowplay is a superb medium for storytelling. As with many performing arts in Asia, neither the highly stylized images of puppets, nor its musical, or linguistic complexity detract from its wide popularity. ... view course details

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