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MUSC0232

Music in the United States

Music in the United States
In this course we will examine folk, classical, and popular music in the United States from the 18th century to the present. We will use historical and analytical approaches to gain insight into the music, the musicians, and the social and cultural forces that have shaped them. Students will explore music’s relation to historical events, other artistic movements, technological changes, and questions of national identity and ethnicity. Topics may include music in the British colonies, minstrelsy, American opera and orchestras, the rise of the popular music industry, and the experimentalist composers of the 20th century. (Assumes ability to read music.) 3 hrs lect./disc.
Subject:
Music
Department:
Music
Division:
Arts
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART NOR
Equivalent Courses:
AMST0232

Sections

Spring 2015

MUSC0232A-S15 Lecture (Hamberlin)

Fall 2013

MUSC0232A-F13 Lecture (Hamberlin)
MUSC0232B-F13 Lecture (Hamberlin)

Fall 2011

MUSC0232A-F11 Lecture (Hamberlin)

Fall 2010

MUSC0232A-F10 Lecture (Hamberlin)

Spring 2008

MUSC0232A-S08 Lecture (Hamberlin)