Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

VISST 2000

This course provides an introduction to modes of vision and the historical impact of visual images, visual structures, and visual space on culture, communication, and politics. It examines all aspects ... 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

  •  4232VISST 2000  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7163VISST 2000  DIS 201

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7164VISST 2000  DIS 202

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7165VISST 2000  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7166VISST 2000  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7167VISST 2000  DIS 205

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7168VISST 2000  DIS 206

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8631VISST 2000  DIS 207

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8632VISST 2000  DIS 208

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 2550LATA 2050

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16817VISST 2550  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

VISST 2790

What does it mean to call a film is "Jewish"? Does it have to represent Jewish life? Does it have to feature characters identifiable as Jews? If artists who identify as Jews—actors, directors, screenwriters, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17415VISST 2790  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Shapiro, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

VISST 2812

An introduction to the history and theory of writing systems from cuneiform to the alphabet, historical and new writing media, and the complex relationship of writing technologies to human language and ... view course details

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  • 19018VISST 2812  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Kirk, A

      Sansom, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •  7531VISST 3115  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Murray, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3262PMA 3551PMA 6551

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6018VISST 3176  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Fitzpatrick, V

  • Instruction Mode: Online

VISST 3342

Our present technology allows us to transmit and display information through a variety of media. To make the most of these media channels, it is important to consider the limitations and abilities of the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18894VISST 3342  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Hybrid: rotational in-person attendance to be determined by instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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Syllabi: none
  • 20968VISST 3342  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Field, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

VISST 3463

This course considers issues, approaches, and complexities in the contemporary television landscape. As television has changed drastically over the past fifteen years, this course provides students with ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3463PMA 3463

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17479VISST 3463  SEM 101

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sheppard, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •  6005VISST 3560  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ziewitz, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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 3655SHUM 3651

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7736VISST 3651  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Fernandez, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 3350

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7838VISST 3758  STU 501

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 3350

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18844VISST 3758  STU 502

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Suber, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.

VISST 4153

Topic: Feminist Posthumanisms in the Visual Arts. While some feminist works of art in new media address traditional feminist concerns such as the female body, identity, representation, feminist history, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Feminist Posthumanisms in the Visual Arts

  • 16826VISST 4153  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Fernandez, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Art and Identity in Colonial Latin America

  • 16833VISST 4160  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

VISST 4260

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 4660

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17498VISST 4260  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Milles, B

  • Instruction Mode: Online

VISST 4658

Often referred to as a "second skin", aesthetic representations of clothing open the possibility of reimagining the visual economy of race—the belief that race can be located in the body's visible features ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17864VISST 4658  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lamm, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 4585

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7871VISST 4793  STU 501

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Thorndike, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

VISST 6658

Often referred to as a "second skin", aesthetic representations of clothing open the possibility of reimagining the visual economy of race—the belief that race can be located in the body's visible features ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17868VISST 6658  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lamm, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online