Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2000ARTH 2000COML 2000

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17257VISST 2000  DIS 201

  • 17258VISST 2000  DIS 202

  • 17259VISST 2000  DIS 203

  • 17260VISST 2000  DIS 204

  • 17261VISST 2000  DIS 205

  • 17262VISST 2000  DIS 206

  • 18428VISST 2000  DIS 207

  • 18429VISST 2000  DIS 208

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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  •  9072VISST 3010  SEM 101

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 3443

Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael transformed the art of their time. Leonardo was an extraordinary thinker, scientist, and engineer as well as artist. Michelangelo invented grandiose projects for ambitious ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3440

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15655VISST 3443  LEC 001

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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  •  7392VISST 3560  LEC 001

  • Course not open to Freshmen.

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 on visual cultures of the viceroyalties of New ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3565LATA 3565

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15658VISST 3565  LEC 001

VISST 3651

The work of women artists has been central to the development of new media art. These rich and varied practices include installation, virtual reality environments, net art, digital video, networked performance, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3651FGSS 3655

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15660VISST 3651  LEC 001

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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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3850ASIAN 3350

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15910VISST 3696  LEC 001

VISST 3758

Formally titled "technosomakinesics," this class works to expand the specific aesthetics related to dance as embodied performance. Included in the process is the analysis of built environments that both ... view course details

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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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3760PMA 3560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16755VISST 3760  DIS 201

  • 16758VISST 3760  DIS 202

  • 16762VISST 3760  DIS 203

VISST 4155

This seminar will investigate question such, such as: How does the inclusion of technologically engaged practices in the history of Latin American art challenge our understanding of this art? Are there ... view course details

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  • Topic: Latin American Modernisms and Technology

  •  9206VISST 4155  SEM 101

VISST 4160

The colonial period in Latin America (circa 1521-1820s) witnessed the formation of one of the most diverse societies in the world.  Labor regimes, religious activities, marriage alliances, and commercial ... view course details

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  • Topic: Art and Identity in Colonial Latin America

  • 16954VISST 4160  SEM 101

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 4620

In this seminar we will sustain a particular reading of post-1984 Mexico-US border cultural production as "undocumentation." Specifically, we will focus on performance, conceptual, and cinematic practices ... view course details

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  • 16496VISST 4620  SEM 101

VISST 4758

Continuation of PMA 3350. PMA 4350 expands on principles explored in PMA 3350 using more complex and interactive software and spatialities. Students must create work utilizing projections and built objects ... view course details

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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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  •   Combined with: PMA 4585

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8484VISST 4793  STU 501

    • MW
    • Rogers, D

VISST 4851

The twin phenomena of performing and collecting are as old as time, and both require an intense entanglement with things. This seminar examines the significance of objects and their related texts within ... view course details

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  • 16887VISST 4851  SEM 101

VISST 4945

The course examines how postcolonial African writers and filmmakers engage with and revise controversial images of bodies and sexuality--genital cursing, same-sex desire, HIV/AIDS, genital surgeries, etc. ... view course details

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  • 17322VISST 4945  SEM 101

VISST 6155

This seminar will investigate question such, such as: How does the inclusion of technologically engaged practices in the history of Latin American art challenge our understanding of this art? Are there ... view course details

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  • Topic: Latin American Modernisms and Technology

  •  9209VISST 6155  SEM 101