Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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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  •   Combined with: DEA 1101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16397VISST 1101  STU 501

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

VISST 2000

This course introduces 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.  It contains ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9245VISST 2000  DIS 201

  •  9246VISST 2000  DIS 202

  •  9247VISST 2000  DIS 203

  •  9248VISST 2000  DIS 204

  •  9249VISST 2000  DIS 205

  •  9250VISST 2000  DIS 206

  •  9529VISST 2000  DIS 207

  •  9530VISST 2000  DIS 208

VISST 2193

Film industries in the Middle East, as in much of the rest of the world, emerged out of efforts at the national level. In the Arab world and Israel, the film industries reflect upon struggles ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 16336VISST 2193  LEC 001

VISST 2550

This course is designed to introduce students to Latin American art from the pre-Columbian period to the present.  It will cover the arts of ancient civilizations including the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Moche, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 2550LATA 2050

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18111VISST 2550  LEC 001

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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  •  8210VISST 3010  SEM 101

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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  • 17131VISST 3115  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 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 3506

This interdisciplinary undergraduate lecture examines the visual culture of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade from the 16th century to the present. Lectures present artifacts, prints, paintings, ... view course details

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  • 16724VISST 3506  LEC 001

VISST 3535

This course introduces the New German Cinema (1962-85), an influential movement of West German filmmakers including Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, Alexander Kluge, Margarethe von Trotta, and ... view course details

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  • 16695VISST 3535  LEC 001

  • Taught in English. Screenings in German with English subtitles.

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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  •  7201VISST 3560  LEC 001

  • Course not open to Freshmen.

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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  • 16645VISST 3581  SEM 101

  • Taught in English.

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

  •  8631VISST 3696  LEC 001

VISST 4165

This course will look at visual representations of cross-cultural encounters throughout the early modern period with a special emphasis on exchanges between Europe and the Americas (15th-18th centuries). ... view course details

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  • 16813VISST 4165  SEM 101

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 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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  • 16841VISST 4601  SEM 101

VISST 4691

While globalization is a process unfolding over many centuries, it has arguably intensified in recent decades. The incorporation of the communist world and independent nation-states into global finance ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 4691ARTH 6691

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16876VISST 4691  SEM 101

VISST 4855

This seminar explores how patterned cloths serve as a symbolic medium, functioning on multiple levels of understanding and communication. As spun, dyed, and woven threads of consequence, textiles can be ... view course details

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  • 17054VISST 4855  SEM 101

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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  • 16855VISST 6601  SEM 101

VISST 6855

This seminar explores how patterned cloths serve as a symbolic medium, functioning on multiple levels of understanding and communication. As spun, dyed, and woven threads of consequence, textiles can be ... view course details

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