Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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

  •  4678VISST 1101  STU 501

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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

  • 18336VISST 1101  STU 502

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 2002

This colloquium presents students with diverse approaches at the art-science interface used to interest, educate and motivate people to consider, address and solve environmental and sustainability challenges. ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENVS 2000ENVS 2010VISST 2012

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • 18861VISST 2002  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Preference is given to CALS and Arts & Sciences students planning to complete the Environment & Sustainability major. If you are interested in this course but unable to enroll, please complete the E&S course request form: https://tinyurl.com/escourserequest.

VISST 2012

This colloquium presents students with diverse approaches at the art-science interface used to interest, educate and motivate people to consider, address and solve environmental and sustainability challenges. ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ENVS 2000ENVS 2010VISST 2002

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 19933VISST 2012  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19935VISST 2012  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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  • 18311VISST 2511  STU 501

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4684VISST 2744  LEC 001

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6094VISST 3175  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 18080VISST 3461  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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  • 18279VISST 3566  LEC 001

    • MWStatler Hall 165
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 3650

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

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

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 18307VISST 3650  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  6510VISST 3798  STU 501

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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 Graded

  •  6288VISST 4101  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 4155

Most of the canonical histories and criticism of Latin American art depict a history of artistic production in which technology plays a minor or invisible role. This construction of history reinforces ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Latin American Modernisms and Technology

  • 18315VISST 4155  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 4641

Since the late 19th century, the effects of capitalism across the globe have been profoundly transformative and have intensified with the demise of the older colonial empires, the rise of nationalism and ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4690ARTH 6190

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18207VISST 4641  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 4664

This seminar examines the development and transformation of Muslim funerary landscapes in the Indian subcontinent from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries. It explores the relationship between sepulchral ... view course details

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  • 18137VISST 4664  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 4585

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19031VISST 4793  STU 501

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Tutorial

  •  7979VISST 4852  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 6155

Most of the canonical histories and criticism of Latin American art depict a history of artistic production in which technology plays a minor or invisible role. This construction of history reinforces ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Latin American Modernisms and Technology

  • 18318VISST 6155  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person