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Music as Cultural Expression

MUSC 210 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: A study of the role of music in various cultures. The objective is to identify key features that define various genres of world music, articulate the roles and functions of music in world cultures, use the medium of music to explore intercultural relationships, and consciously define personal musical perspectives. Discussion covers music from various cultural traditions and the contexts in which composers and musicians practice their craft. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 211 or MUSC 210.

Great Composer Series: Beethoven

MUSC 391 | 1 Credit

Course Desc: A survey of the life and music of Beethoven. Biographical data, a historical and cultural overview of Beethoven's Vienna, and analytical studies of representative works by Beethoven are included.

Great Composer Series: Mozart

MUSC 392 | 1 Credit

Course Desc: A survey of the historical, musical, and biographical background of Mozart. Stylistic traits of his music are examined through representative compositions.

Jazz: Then and Now

MUSC 436 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: An examination of jazz in America during the past 75 years--its major styles and influential artists. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 436 or MUSC 436.

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