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

VISST 2000

This course will introduce you to the field of Visual Studies.  Visual Studies seeks to define and improve our visual relationship to nature and culture after the modern surge in technology and knowledge.  ... view course details

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    Combined with: AMST 2000ARTH 2000COML 2000

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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 3010ART 3810ARTH 3010

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

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

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 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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  •  7976VISST 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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VISST 3600

This course discusses new art practices since the 1960s. Although numerous artistic experiments took place during the first half of the twentieth century, it was with the declining importance of modernist ... view course details

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    Combined with: ARTH 3600

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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    Combined with: ARTH 3650INFO 3660

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

VISST 3901

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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VISST 4155

Topic for spring 2017: Art and Politics in Latin America: From Revolution to Dissimulation view course details

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VISST 4260

Mounting a script into a show is a process of adaptation from page to stage. This course challenges the boundaries of text to discover the possibilities of performance. Asks: How do we translate inspiration ... view course details

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    Combined with: PMA 4660

  • 4 Credits Graded

VISST 4352

Cosmology can be understood as the search for order in the universe, for an underlying logic that structures and renders intelligible the raw chaos of sensory experience. In this sense, the production ... view course details

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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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    Combined with: ASIAN 4436

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

VISST 4451

Printmaking in early modern Europe ushered in a revolution in the production and perception of images, relatively cheap and available to a wide public. What kinds of images emerged, and what purposes did ... view course details

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    Combined with: ARTH 4451ARTH 6451

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

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

VISST 4601

The body is a universal. How we construct our understandings of it is not. In this class we will investigate conceptions and treatment of the early-modern body (1400-1700) mainly in Europe with excursions ... view course details

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VISST 4609

The building skin separates and provides a controlled atmosphere for the interior space of a building, set off from the surrounding environment. When architecture is understood as an organism, and the ... view course details

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    Combined with: ARCH 6308SHUM 4609STS 4601

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

VISST 4610

The pervasiveness of media in and through the planet has rendered the term "media" a muddy one, situated between technics, nature, and human. This seminar develops a set of theoretical frameworks ... view course details

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    Combined with: SHUM 4610STS 4610

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

VISST 4793

Intensive filmmaking/media production course in which students focus on developing and producing an accomplished creative project over the semester (16mm, HD, sound art, and multi-media are all options). ... view course details

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    Combined with: PMA 4585

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

VISST 4818

Public display of art objects and artifacts involves more than just artistic presentations. How is the title selected? What (whose) works are included? How are they displayed? How are they framed in the ... view course details

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VISST 4859

Consciousness of the world's diversity has historically been rooted to artistic endeavors and scientific exploration. Collecting, describing, narrating and ultimately creating of human, plant, and animal ... view course details

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VISST 6155

Topic for spring 2017: Art and Politics in Latin America: From Revolution to Dissimulation view course details

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VISST 6341

The rise of cinema and mechanized representational technologies has provided an informative backdrop for a century long reflection on aesthetics and the excesses of affect, sentiment, and corporeality ... view course details

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VISST 6601

The body is a universal. How we construct our understandings of it is not. In this class we will investigate conceptions and treatment of the early-modern body (1400-1700) mainly in Europe with excursions ... view course details

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VISST 6818

Public display of art objects and artifacts involves more than just artistic presentations. How is the title selected? What (whose) works are included? How are they displayed? How are they framed in the ... view course details

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