Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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VISST 1101

DEA 1101 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 scales.  ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DEA 1101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16306VISST 1101  STU 501

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  • Permission of instructor is required for non-DEA majors. Enrollment limited to 20 students. Priority given to DEA majors. Cost of materials: approx. $200.

VISST 2000

Provides a broad introduction of modes of vision and the historical impact of visual images, visual structures, and visual space on culture, communication, and politics. The question of "how we see" is ... view course details

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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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  •  8709VISST 2174  LEC 001

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VISST 2190

Borrowing its title from a formulation of Marxist philosopher Ernst Bloch, and beginning from the "forays of demoralization" instigated by the Dadas, who bequeathed to surrealism the precious ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 2019COML 2200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16526VISST 2190  SEM 101

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VISST 2744

An introduction to Indonesia through its arts. The course combines hands-on instruction in the performance of gamelan music and the academic study of a broader range of Indonesian music in its sociocultural ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2245MUSIC 1341

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6057VISST 2744  LEC 001

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VISST 3010

Who are 'the poor' in the United States? Who are the largest recipients of federal welfare and entitlement spending? Why is there an unprecedented simultaneous increase in wealth and poverty in the United ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3010ARTH 3010

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17405VISST 3010  SEM 101

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VISST 3115

The course will offer an overview of video art, alternative documentary video, and digital installation and networked art. It will analyze four phases of video and new media: (1) the development of video ... view course details

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  • 17055VISST 3115  SEM 101

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VISST 3176

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 3551PMA 6551

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8151VISST 3176  LEC 001

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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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  •   Combined with: PMA 3227

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

VISST 3270

Ancient Byzantion, rebuilt and renamed by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, raised by his successors to be the capital of a "Byzantine" empire, object of desire for travelers and crusaders, crowning ... view course details

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  • 15981VISST 3270  LEC 001

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VISST 3519

Artistic values, parameters, and concerns of music (sound design), dance, and lighting design are compared and contrasted, and the combination of design elements is analyzed in contemporary dance. Includes ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 3690

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8050VISST 3519  LEC 001

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VISST 3560

Computers are powerful tools for working, playing, thinking, and living. Laptops, PDAs, webcams, cell phones, and iPods are not just devices, they also provide narratives, metaphors, and ways of seeing ... view course details

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  •  8111VISST 3560  LEC 001

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VISST 3581

What role should imaginative arts play in debates about transnational migration, one of the principal factors re-shaping community and communication today?  Focusing on literature and film from the late ... view course details

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  • 16382VISST 3581  SEM 101

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VISST 3740

Art and everyday life in nineteenth and early-twentieth century America with emphasis on Anglo-European traditions. Considers democratic cultures and identities through topical units: the Peale family ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3740ARTH 3740

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7844VISST 3740  LEC 001

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VISST 4160

Topic for spring 2015: Art and Identity in Colonial Latin America view course details

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  • Topic: Art and Identity in Colonial Latin America

  • 16779VISST 4160  SEM 101

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VISST 4210

Advanced and pre-professional Western classical dance. A continuation of and supplement to PMA 3210. view course details

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  •  5907VISST 4210  STU 501

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  • Course fee of $40.

VISST 4220

Advanced and pre-professional Modern technique. A continuation of and supplement to PMA 3220. view course details

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  •  7864VISST 4220  STU 501

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  • Course fee of $40.

VISST 4411

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  • 18186VISST 4411  SEM 101

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VISST 4454

This course will take an interdisciplinary, dynamic and experimental approach to study the Seoul city within the larger context of spatial discourses in history, urban culture, literature and visual media.   ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 4454

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15907VISST 4454  SEM 101

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VISST 4507

Topic for spring 2015: The Art Super Star and the Global Art Economy view course details

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  • 16477VISST 4507  SEM 101

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VISST 4563

Concentrates on designing lighting for different genres of performance in various venues. Emphasis is placed on developing both the visual sophistication and the technical artistry of the lighting designer. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 4620

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8052VISST 4563  STU 501

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VISST 4580

This seminar format course surveys the particular topic — choreography — with special attention to theories and practices of race and anti-racism. It introduces dance-based critical thinking, critical ... view course details

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  • Topic: Choreographies of Race

  • 16651VISST 4580  SEM 101

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VISST 4605

This interdisciplinary seminar capitalizes on the extraordinary loan of seventeenth-century Dutch paintings from a private collection to the Johnson Museum, and an ongoing Mellon Foundation initiative ... view course details

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  • 15985VISST 4605  SEM 101

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VISST 4761

Topic for spring 2015: Mass Culture in the Great Depression. This seminar explores public art and popular entertainments as the means for everyday people to politically engage or escape the Great Depression ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 4306ARTH 4761

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Mass Culture & the Great Depression

  •  7858VISST 4761  SEM 101

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VISST 4857

It is a fundamental part of human activity to dress or cover one's body and environment. While the symbolic significance of such clothing has long been recognized, the activity of producing fabric itself ... view course details

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  • 16444VISST 4857  SEM 101

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VISST 4956

"Please Do Not Touch" is one of the signs we are most accustomed to seeing in art museums, yet the very need to make this request demonstrates how objects often invite, seek, even demand that we transgress ... view course details

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  • 17028VISST 4956  SEM 101

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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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  •  8711VISST 6174  LEC 001

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