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  • MUS 101: Introduction to Music

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: D SBC: ARTS

    The basic concepts of music such as melody, harmony, rhythm, counterpoint, and form are studied through investigation of the historical and contemporary masterpieces of the Western classical tradition, of various non-Western musics, and of various "popular" traditions. The different styles and types of music are considered not only in light of the cultural values they embody, but also in relation to present-day cultural and musical values. No previous musical training is assumed. Not for credit after MUS 130.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Session 26506430Deborah HeckertFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • MUS 109: Rock Music

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: D SBC: ARTS

    A study of rock music, including an investigation of its musical constituents--rhythm, form, pitch structure, instrumental texture, and vocal style--and an historical survey beginning with the roots of rock in earlier folk and popular styles and tracing its development from the end of World War II to the present. Special attention is paid to various syntheses of African and European traditions.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Session 16506530Andrew ConklinFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • MUS 119: Elements of Music

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: D SBC: ARTS

    Beginning with the rudiments of music, such as meter, tempo, rhythm, and how to read notes in several clefs, this "hands on" course goes on to examine how music is organized, covering scales, keys, intervals, chords, form, and style in classical music. Students also compose throughout the semester and sharpen their listening skills through attendance at concerts. Serves as prerequisite to many music department courses.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Session 16150001TBAMon. & Weds.01:30-04:55PMWest (Main Campus)Open
  • MUS 300: Music, Technol, & Digital Cult

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: H SBC: STAS

    Study of the interactions between music, technology, and culture in popular and concert music since World War I. Issues of production, distribution, and reception, involving such topics as the impact of radio on composition in the 1920s and 1930s, early synthesizers, and the rise of electronic music, digital sampling and DJs, the MP3 phenomenon, cross-cultural borrowings, gender and technology, the internet, interactivity, and new models of consumption. Not for major credit.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Session 26598930Taylor AckleyFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • MUS 304: Contemp Trad US Mus 1900-Pres

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: K SBC: HFA+; USA

    Study of the development of diverse 20th-century musical traditions in the U.S. from the perspectives of the musical structures and social contexts that define an "American music." The traditions of jazz, blues, musical theatre, folk music, and popular music are considered, for instance, with respect to such issues as how historical events, race, and gender affect the production and reception of music, how philosophical beliefs shape musical composition, and how technological changes resulted in the music "consumer." Not for music major credit.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Session 16159501Michael BoernerFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • MUS 308: History of Jazz

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: K SBC: HFA+; USA

    Historical survey of jazz styles from their antecedents in the late 19th century and early ragtime and blues, through New Orleans jazz, swing, bebop, "cool" jazz, "free" jazz, fusion, and Latin styles. Guidance in the appreciation of jazz and related musics, musical analysis of representative works, and demonstrations of improvisation. Jazz as an expression of cultural pluralism. Not for music major credit.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Session 26230130Steven GehringFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • MUS 309: Music Since 1900

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: G SBC: GLO; HFA+

    An introduction to the variegated and rapidly changing trends of the last and current centuries, including impressionism, expressionism, neoclassicism, twelve-tone and other serialism, chance and texture music, electronic and computer music, as well as styles derived from folk music, jazz, and other forms of popular music. Not for music major credit.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Session 16253901Anna RegueroFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • MUS 311: Topics in Non-Western Music

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: J SBC: GLO; SBS+

    A survey of 20th-century musical styles within a selected non-Western area. Individual genres are examined in terms of their musical features and in their relationship to aspects of life such as religious observance, social relations, issues of ethnic and national identity, migration, and transnational cultural exchange. Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated as the topic changes.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Session 26236230Hayley RoudFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • MUS 320: U.S. Popular Music

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: G SBC: HFA+; USA

    The study of popular music in the United States. Topics may include popular music in the U.S. since 1945; American popular music of colonial times; and American musical theatre. The course explores such aspects as musical structure and form, the nature of the commercial music industry, and how issues of gender, race, geography, economics, and technology affect the creation, performance, and reception of popular music. Not for music major credit.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Session 26506330David BrounleyFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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