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  • MUS 101: Intro/Western Classical Music

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: D SBC: ARTS

    An introduction to music of the Western classical tradition. This course covers basic concepts and vocabulary such as melody, harmony, rhythm, counterpoint, and form, as well as particular pieces of Western classical music. Various compositions and genres are considered in relation to the cultural and ideological values they embody, and the historical contexts in which they emerge. No previous musical training is assumed. Not for credit after MUS 130.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16413030Deborah HeckertFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • MUS 109: Rock, Popular Music, & Society

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: D SBC: ARTS

    A study of rock and related popular musical traditions in the United States. The music is investigated through consideration of its: 1) musical constituents (rhythm, form, pitch structure, instrumental texture, and vocal style), 2) historical development, beginning with its roots in earlier folk and popular styles through to the present, and 3) social meanings, uses, and ramifications.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16413130Taylor AckleyFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • 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 Status Notes
    Session 26542630Marans IlanFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • MUS 308: History of Jazz

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: MUS 101 or MUS 109 or MUS 119 or MUS 130

    DEC: K SBC: HFA+; USA

    Historical study of the origins, evolution, and influence of jazz, a musical art form originating in and evolving with the experiences of black Americans. Examination of styles, figures, and places connected to jazz, from Louis Armstrong in New Orleans to Billie Holiday in New York to Kendrick Lamar in Los Angeles. Consideration of central issues including improvisation, commercialization, race, and gender. Not for music major credit.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 26401330Steven GehringFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • MUS 309: Music Since 1900

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: MUS 101 or 119 or 130

    DEC: G SBC: GLO; HFA+

    An introduction to the variegated and rapidly changing trends of contemporary classical music 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 Status Notes
    Session 26608730Gui LeeFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • MUS 311: Topics in Ethnomusicology

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: One of the following: MUS 101, 105, 106, 119, or 130

    DEC: J SBC: GLO; SBS+

    An ethnomusicological study of a particular area of the world, or a topic related to contemporary musical practice, with an emphasis on political, social, and cultural aspects of music and sound. May include a particular focus on issues such as migration, race, gender, belief, sound recording, live performance, or globalization. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

    Session Class # Section Topic Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16542930Music And Memory Alecia BarbourFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Summer 2020 Topic Music & Social Memory

  • MUS 320: U.S. Popular Music

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: One of the following: MUS 101, 105, 106, 119, or 130

    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 Status Notes
    Session 16542730Robert WuagneuxFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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    Session 26542830Michael BennettFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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