Visual Studies (VISST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3398 VISST 2000   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5772 VISST 2000   DIS 201

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  •  5773 VISST 2000   DIS 202

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  •  5774 VISST 2000   DIS 203

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  •  5775 VISST 2000   DIS 204

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  •  5776 VISST 2000   DIS 205

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  •  5777 VISST 2000   DIS 206

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  •  6216 VISST 2000   DIS 207

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  •  6217 VISST 2000   DIS 208

  • 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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2790JWST 2790PMA 2490

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16718 VISST 2790   LEC 001

    • TR White Hall 110
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Shapiro, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 2805

Trade in and to Asia proved to be a key force in creating our modern "globalized" world.  The Indian Ocean and the China Seas converged on Southeast Asia, where a cosmopolitan array of ships from every ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 2805ASIAN 2285SHUM 2805

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17038 VISST 2805   LEC 001

  • 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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  •  6472 VISST 2812   LEC 001

    • MWF Mcgraw Hall 165
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Kirk, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4826 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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  •  6455 VISST 3342   LEC 001

    • TR Uris Hall G01
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Field, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 3702

"The pleasure of the text," Roland Barthes writes, "is that moment when my body pursues its own ideas—for my body does not have the same ideas I do." What is this erotics of the text, and what has it been ... view course details

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  • 17014 VISST 3702   SEM 101

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 3350PMA 4350VISST 4758

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6061 VISST 3758   STU 501

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

VISST 4155

Topic: Latin American Moderinsims and Technology. The involvement of Latin American artists with modern media technologies dates at least to the late nineteenth century and has especially flourished in ... view course details

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  • Topic: Latin American Modernisms and Technology

  • 17272 VISST 4155   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 17280 VISST 4160   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 4351

Topic Spring 23: Portraiture. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Portraiture

  •  6934 VISST 4351   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 4680

What possibilities does art offer to challenge the primacy of mapping in visualizing our world? Maps allow us to move through space, but they do so by abstracting space to its barest aspects—an act of ... view course details

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  • 16757 VISST 4680   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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 3350PMA 4350VISST 3758

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7013 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

  •  7412 VISST 4793   STU 501

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 4858

This course examines the role of temples and their sculptural programs in South and Southeast Asia as creative stimuli for performative reenactments. Choreographic encounters between imagination and memory ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17659 VISST 4858   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 6155

Topic: Latin American Modernisms and Technology. The involvement of Latin American artists with modern media technologies dates at least to the late nineteenth century and has especially flourished in ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Latin American Modernisms and Technology

  • 17275 VISST 6155   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 6351

Seminar topics rotate each semester. Topic for Spring 2023: Portraiture. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Portraiture

  •  6948 VISST 6351   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

VISST 6680

What possibilities does art offer to challenge the primacy of mapping in visualizing our world? Maps allow us to move through space, but they do so by abstracting space to its barest aspects—an act of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16760 VISST 6680   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person