Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DEA 1101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4739VISST 1101  STU 501

    • MW
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Elliott, J

  • 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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DEA 1101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16835VISST 1101  STU 502

    • TR
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Elliott, J

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

VISST 2160

In this introductory course, participants will study the economic and technological history of the television industry, with a particular emphasis on its manifestations in the United States and the United ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 16561VISST 2160  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Salvato, N

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 2540PMA 6540VISST 6174

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7523VISST 2174  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Fitzpatrick, V

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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  • 16877VISST 2511  STU 501

VISST 2701

What does the representation of sexual encounter in the Arabian Nights ('Alf layla-wa layla) have to do with a politics of race and gender? This course explores the millenia-long history of mediations ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •  8658VISST 2701  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Vaziri, P

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2245MUSIC 2341

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4745VISST 2744  LEC 001

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Miller, C

    • WFTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Miller, C

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3261PMA 3550PMA 6550

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6156VISST 3175  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Haenni, S

VISST 3227

This course maintains a critical focus on the role of the moving body in the history of dance offering comparisons in theatre, film and other forms of media and live performance. Moving from the 16th century ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 3227

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18329VISST 3227  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Suber, P

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3461ASRC 3999PMA 3461

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16889VISST 3461  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • 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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  • 16825VISST 3505  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Finley, C

VISST 3650

In this course students will examine the role of mechanical, electronic and digital technologies in the arts of the late 20th and early 21st centuries with emphasis on Europe and North America. Beginning ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 3650INFO 3660STS 3650

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16838VISST 3650  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Fernandez, M

VISST 3760

In 1968, amongst cultural and political turmoil, the American film industry adopted the ratings system, which helped usher in the kinds of cinema we know today. This course focuses on developments in U.S. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3760PMA 3560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17771VISST 3760  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Haenni, S

  • 17772VISST 3760  DIS 201

  • 17773VISST 3760  DIS 202

  • 17774VISST 3760  DIS 203

  • 17775VISST 3760  DIS 204

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 3880

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6572VISST 3798  STU 501

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4101ARTH 6101

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6350VISST 4101  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Alexandridis, A

VISST 4151

Topic - 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 have designed ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Biological Art (Bio Art)

  • 16845VISST 4151  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Fernandez, M

VISST 4436

Although the syllabus changes from year to year—emphasizing different themes—all films are discussed in relation to the conventions of mainstream Bollywood cinema and their social and cultural significance ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 4436PMA 4536

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7449VISST 4436  SEM 101

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Gold, D

VISST 4507

Topic: The Art Super Star and the Global Art Economy. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4507ARTH 6507

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: The Art Super Star and the Global Art Economy

  • 16820VISST 4507  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Finley, C

VISST 4651

Curated fashion exhibitions are fabricated sites where research practice, creative design, storytelling, and aesthetics converge in order to convey visual and material narratives for public consumption. ... view course details

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  • 17809VISST 4651  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Green, D

VISST 4652

This experimental seminar examines religious artisans and designers as central contributors to the religious worlds they help create. Reading across religious traditions and time periods, we will learn ... view course details

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  • 17813VISST 4652  SEM 101

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Irwin, A

VISST 4653

The seminar investigates the historical force exerted by projection technologies on the definition of the world as an image. It explores a spectrum of projection theories, histories of projective mechanisms, ... view course details

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  • 17844VISST 4653  SEM 101

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Kirkwood, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

VISST 4855

This seminar explores how patterned cloths serve as a symbolic medium, functioning on multiple levels of understanding and communication. As spun, dyed, and woven threads of consequence, textiles can be ... view course details

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  • 16924VISST 4855  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McGowan, K

VISST 6151

Topic - 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 have designed ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Biological Art (Bio Art)

  • 16874VISST 6151  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Fernandez, M

VISST 6174

Intensive consideration of the ways films generate meaning and of the ways we attribute meaning and value to films. Discussion ranges over commercial narrative, documentary, and personal film modes. Graduate ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 2540PMA 6540VISST 2174

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18378VISST 6174  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Fitzpatrick, V

VISST 6651

Curated fashion exhibitions are fabricated sites where research practice, creative design, storytelling, and aesthetics converge in order to convey visual and material narratives for public consumption. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17824VISST 6651  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Green, D

VISST 6652

This experimental seminar examines religious artisans and designers as central contributors to the religious worlds they help create. Reading across religious traditions and time periods, we will learn ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17817VISST 6652  SEM 101

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Irwin, A

VISST 6653

The seminar investigates the historical force exerted by projection technologies on the definition of the world as an image. It explores a spectrum of projection theories, histories of projective mechanisms, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17857VISST 6653  SEM 101

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Kirkwood, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

VISST 6855

This seminar explores how patterned cloths serve as a symbolic medium, functioning on multiple levels of understanding and communication. As spun, dyed, and woven threads of consequence, textiles can be ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16926VISST 6855  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McGowan, K