Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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

  •  4547 VISST 1101   STU 501

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited. Priority given to DEA majors. Cost of materials: approx. $200.

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7956 VISST 1101   STU 502

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 2540

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16641 VISST 2174   LEC 001

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 2300PMA 3300PMA 4300

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7946 VISST 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

  •  4551 VISST 2744   LEC 001

    • M Lincoln Hall B24
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Miller, C

    • WF Lincoln Hall 140
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Miller, C

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5697 VISST 3175   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 16643 VISST 3227   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 3260

How have movements for sexual liberation used performance as a means of self-expression and strategies for social justice? How have theatrical stages served as sites of queer sociality and crucibles of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18296 VISST 3260   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 3565

This course surveys the artistic and architectural traditions of Latin America during the period of Spanish colonial rule (ca. 1520s-1820s). It will center primarily on visual cultures of the viceroyalties ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 3565ARTH 6563LATA 3565

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17252 VISST 3565   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 3650

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

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Syllabi: none
  •  7943 VISST 3650   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 3696

The arts of Southeast Asia are studied in their social context, since in traditional societies creative processes are often mapped on the sequence of events that compose human lives. We will be looking ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17269 VISST 3696   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 3707

Popular consciousness of The Thousand and One Nights tends to focus on the female protagonist's inexhaustible oratory talents. Less frequently marveled at is the way in which the text's frame story and ... view course details

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  • 16810 VISST 3707   SEM 101

    • W Uris Hall 302
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Vaziri, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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 and translations of this ancient Perso-Arabic text across literature, film, and popular culture, in the Middle East and in Europe. We will pay attention to the transmission of phobic tropes about female sexuality and miscegenation, or "interracial" sex as they manifest in various versions of 1001 Nights across time and space.

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

  •  6046 VISST 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

  •  5878 VISST 4101   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 4153

Topic: Feminist Posthumanisms in the Visual Arts. view course details

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  • Topic: Feminist Posthumanisms in the Visual Arts

  • 17276 VISST 4153   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 4546

Examines how collaboration among stage directors, designers, and actors leads to differing interpretations of plays. The course focuses on how the texts themselves are blueprints for productions with particular ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4210PMA 4675

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16653 VISST 4546   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 4556

Exploring a genealogy of Latinx, Afro-Latinx, Black, Indigenous, and Chicana/o/x theorizations of modernity and identity, the course asks, what is the decolonial? Is it a space between the colonial and ... view course details

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  • 17364 VISST 4556   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 4673

Collaborations among and between Asian and Asian American artists in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have sought to redefine kinship by exploring the politics of belonging, generational ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18081 VISST 4673   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 6673

Collaborations among and between Asian and Asian American artists in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have sought to redefine kinship by exploring the politics of belonging, generational ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18116 VISST 6673   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person