Course Offerings

Courses currently being offered:

Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the official schedules for the widest range of terms for which such information is available.


Please consult with the VCS Director if you are considering courses that do not appear on this list. In addition to these courses, VCS students are encouraged to search for courses of interest at the Eastman School of Music under music history, musicology, and theory.

Core Visual Studies

ENGL 455-1: Film History: Early Cinema (J. Rosenow) TR 2:00-3:15 p.m.
AHST 413-1: Race and Gender in Popular Film (S. Willis) MW 2:00-3:15 p.m.
AHST 453-1: Film History: 1929-1959 (S. Willis) MW 3:25-4:40 p.m.
AHST 598-1: Senior Seminar on Portraiture (R. Haidu) M 10:25am-1:05 p.m.

Core Theory

ENGL 555-1: Theorizing Horror (J. Middleton) T 2:00-4:40 p.m.


AHST 459-1: Islamic Textiles: Society, Economy, Politics (N. Sayadi) TR 3:25-4:40 p.m.
AHST 488-1: Philosophy of Art (R. Doran) W 4:50-7:30 p.m.
AHST 529-1: Inundation and Catastrophe (C. Heuer) W 2:00-4:40 p.m.
ANTH 422-1: Materiality and Meaning (L. Searle) MW 10:25-11:40am
ANTH 429-1: Linguistic Anthropology (L. Searle) MW 2:00-3:15 p.m.
BLST 427-1: Singin’ a Black Girl’s Song: Black Women’s Sonic Cultures (J. Ealey) TR 12:30-1:45 p.m.
CLTR 408H-1 Cultures of Enlightenment: Meditation, Materiality, and the Literary Cultures of Japanese Buddhism (J. LeFebvre) MW 6:15-7:30 p.m.
CLTR 414M-1 Atomic Creatures: Godzilla (J. Bernardi) TR 2:00-3:15 p.m.
ENGL 425-1: American Romantic: Art and Culture Before the Civil War (J. Michael) MW 12:30-1:45 p.m.
ENGL 428-1: The Harlem Renaissance (J. Tucker) MW 10:25-11:40am
ENGL 557-1: Utopia and Literature (J. Tucker) M 2:00-4:40 p.m.
MHB 440: History of the Body (C. Slobogin) R 5:00-7:30 p.m.
MHS 425-1: Music in the 19th Century (J. Kapusta) R 10:35am-12:25 p.m.
MHS 594-4: Bollywood Songs and South Asian Culture (Anaar Desai-Stephens) W 9:35am-12:25 p.m.
MHS 594-7: Trends in Music and Sound Studies (D. Mueller) F 12:35-3:25 p.m.