Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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

  •  3898 VISST 2000   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6590 VISST 2000   DIS 201

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6591 VISST 2000   DIS 202

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6592 VISST 2000   DIS 203

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6593 VISST 2000   DIS 204

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6594 VISST 2000   DIS 205

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6595 VISST 2000   DIS 206

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7189 VISST 2000   DIS 207

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7190 VISST 2000   DIS 208

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 2160

In this introductory course, participants will study the economic and technological history of the television industry, with a particular emphasis on its manifestations in the United States and the United ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17878 VISST 2160   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 2174

Intensive consideration of the ways films generate meaning and of the ways we attribute meaning and value to films. Discussion ranges over commercial narrative, art cinema, documentary, and personal film ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 2540

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18303 VISST 2174   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 2540

This course combines (Afro)Latinx social dance forms with modern concert dance, related forms, and hip hop, including the histories of these dance forms, exploring new fusions across these genres without ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PE 1188PMA 2240SHUM 2240

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17865 VISST 2540   STU 501

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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
  •  7653 VISST 2790   LEC 001

    • TR White Hall 110
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Shapiro, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •  8117 VISST 2812   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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
  •  6831 VISST 3115   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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

  •  5575 VISST 3176   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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
  •  8090 VISST 3342   LEC 001

    • TR Malott Hall 253
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Field, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  • 17220 VISST 3581   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Adelson, L

      Haenni, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 3850ARTH 6850ASIAN 3350

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17625 VISST 3696   LEC 001

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • McGowan, K

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • McGowan, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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 3350PMA 4350VISST 4758

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6952 VISST 3758   STU 501

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

VISST 4351

Topic Spring 22: Spiral Relief Columns. In this seminar, we will consider the Roman medium of the spiral relief column (beginning with the Columns of Trajan and Marcus Aurelius) and its reception ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Spiral Relief Columns

  • 17759 VISST 4351   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 4556

Exploring a genealogy of Latinx, Afro-Latinx, Black, Indigenous, and Chicana/o/x theorizations of modernity and identity, the course asks, what is the decolonial? Is it a space between the colonial and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17631 VISST 4556   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 3350PMA 4350VISST 3758

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17882 VISST 4758   STU 501

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 18990 VISST 4793   STU 501

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 4857

It is a fundamental part of human activity to dress or cover one's body and environment. While the symbolic significance of such clothing has long been recognized, the activity of producing fabric itself ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17816 VISST 4857   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Alexandridis, A

      McGowan, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 6351

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Spiral Relief Columns

  • 17782 VISST 6351   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person