Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DEA 1101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8888VISST 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2000ARTH 2000COML 2000

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5253VISST 2000  LEC 001

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    • Moisey, A

  •  8494VISST 2000  DIS 201

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    • Moisey, A

  •  8495VISST 2000  DIS 202

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    • Moisey, A

  •  8496VISST 2000  DIS 203

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    • Moisey, A

  •  8497VISST 2000  DIS 204

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    • Moisey, A

  •  8498VISST 2000  DIS 205

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    • Moisey, A

  •  8499VISST 2000  DIS 206

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    • Moisey, A

  • 18439VISST 2000  DIS 207

    • R
    • Moisey, A

  • 18440VISST 2000  DIS 208

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    • Moisey, A

  • 18480VISST 2000  DIS 209

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    • Moisey, A

  • 18481VISST 2000  DIS 210

    • F
    • Moisey, A

VISST 2300

From the beginning of the twentieth century to the present moment, movies -- and in particular Hollywood -- have profoundly influenced the ways in which people see, think and talk about the world. Focusing ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2760ENGL 2761PMA 2560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17780VISST 2300  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Haenni, S

  • 17781VISST 2300  DIS 201

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    • Staff

  • 17782VISST 2300  DIS 202

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    • Staff

  • 17783VISST 2300  DIS 203

    • F
    • Staff

  • 17784VISST 2300  DIS 204

    • F
    • Staff

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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  •  9279VISST 3115  SEM 101

  • Please email Professor Murray (tcm1@cornell.edu) with the following information: Your name and Cornell email address, course code and number you wish to be enrolled (example: COML 3115), if you are a current COML Major, graduation month/year. When you are approved, you will receive a permission number for the pre-enrollment period. Thank you.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 3551PMA 6551

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7095VISST 3176  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Fitzpatrick, V

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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  • 16555VISST 3260  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Warner, S

VISST 3318

Beginning with the mid-nineteenth century, the course traces dynamic relays and reciprocal influences among woodblock prints, maps, fiction, films, anime, comics, and digital arts in Japan. We will consider ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 3318COML 3150

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16695VISST 3318  LEC 001

    • MW
    • de Bary, B

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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  •  7082VISST 3560  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Staff

  • Course not open to Freshmen.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 3651FGSS 3655

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16432VISST 3651  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Fernandez, M

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 3350

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16563VISST 3758  STU 501

    • W
    • Suber, P

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

  • 16716VISST 4155  SEM 101

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    • Fernandez, M

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4451ARTH 6451

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16713VISST 4451  SEM 101

    • T
    • Lazzaro, C

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

  • 16618VISST 4546  SEM 101

    • R
    • Levitt, B

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 4620

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8521VISST 4563  STU 501

    • MW
    • Moro, J

VISST 4641

Since the late 19th century, the effects of capitalism across the globe have been profoundly transformative and have intensified with the demise of the older colonial empires, the rise of nationalism and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ART 6690ARTH 4690ARTH 6190

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16737VISST 4641  SEM 101

    • M
    • Dadi, I

VISST 4643

How do humans live with the ruins we create? What lifeways and lifeforms do ruins sustain? What forces cause the remnants of late modernity to endure or erode? Through the lens of archaeology, anthropology, ... view course details

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  • 16924VISST 4643  SEM 101

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    • Khatchadourian, L

VISST 4648

With a focus on the pivotal period from the invention of photography until World War II, this course examines the economy of work within modern visual culture. It addresses the mediation and representation ... view course details

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  • 17015VISST 4648  SEM 101

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    • Williams, A

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 4585

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16614VISST 4793  STU 501

    • TR
    • Palmer, J

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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  • 18013VISST 4945  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Diabate, N

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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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Latin American Modernisms and Technology

  • 16719VISST 6155  SEM 101

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    • Fernandez, M

VISST 6500

After having been reduced to a mere ideological formation of bourgeois origin, aesthetics has recently made a strong comeback in the field of theory. This course probes the reasons for this historical ... view course details

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  • 17302VISST 6500  SEM 101

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    • Gilgen, P

VISST 6619

The course provides an introduction to various aspects of translation theory, and emphasizes relations between translation theory and trauma theory, post-structuralism, post-colonial theory, and debates ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 6619COML 6160

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16699VISST 6619  SEM 101

    • T
    • de Bary, B