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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 Enrollment Status
    Session 26231130TBAFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • MUS 105: Music Cultures of the World

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: G SBC: ARTS

    An introduction to music traditions from around the world with an emphasis on political, social, and cultural aspects of music. Geographic areas are studied with attention to issues such as migration, gender, nationalism, belief, philosophy, and cosmology, as well as relationships with dance, drama, and poetry in particular music genres.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Session 16254430Alecia BarbourFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • 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 Enrollment Status
    Session 26231230Robert WuagneuxFlexible (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 16589601Eric LemmonTues. & Thurs.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 16237630Taylor AckleyFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • MUS 308: History of Jazz

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    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 Enrollment Status
    Session 26202630Steven GehringFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • MUS 310: Music & Culture in the 1960's

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: K SBC: HFA+; USA

    The music of Bob Dylan, John Cage, the Beatles, Pauline Oliveros, Ornette Coleman, Elliot Carter, John Coltrane, Laura Nyro, and others is studied in conjunction with texts from or criticism of the 1960s. Music and texts are correlated through the topics of chaos, protest, Black culture, technology, the women's movement, youth culture, and others. Not for music major credit.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Session 16590130TBAFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • MUS 314: Music, Gender, and Sexuality

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    SBC: SBS+

    A study of music from the perspectives of gender and sexuality in a global context. Topics may include women as composers, performers, and listeners; genres understood as gay or queer; music as an expression of identity within various gender or sexuality social groups, and depictions of gender and sexuality in musical drama. All types of music may be considered, including classical, rock, pop, hip-hop, electronic styles, folk, and jazz. This course is offered as both MUS 314 and WST 314.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Session 26589330Deborah HeckertFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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