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MUSC 101D         Introduction to American Music (3)

CRN 69
3-week Pre Session (6/2 – 6/20)
M-F                                              9 – 11:40 a.m.                                CH-031                  
Etheridge, K.
This course will explore a variety of 20th and 21st-century musical styles and practices, including blues, jazz, folk, rock, musical theater, art music, and the many faces of popular music.

Historical and cultural aspects will be examined in order to better understand the important role that social and political events, religious values, and the presence of racial discrimination all played in the development of American music. Special topics include Tin Pan Alley and the Greatest Period of American Songwriting, Jazz: America’s Only Indigenous Music, Folk Music for Social Protest, The Emergence of Rock ‘n Roll, Sexism in Popular Music, Nationalism in Post-War Years, and The Golden Age of the American Musical. No previous musical training is necessary. This course fulfills both the Fine Arts requirement and the “D” requirement within the Core Curriculum. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 5. Limit 25

MUSC 130            Music in Society (3)

CRN 126

6-week Session I (6/2 – 7/10)
TTh                                              1 – 4:15 p.m.                                  KIPJ-220A
Shaheen, R.
An introduction to musical terminology, followed by a survey of classical music from the Middle Ages to the present, focusing on the social, political, and religious function of music in its society. Reading, writing, listening, and concert visits required. This course fulfills the core curriculum requirement for Fine Arts. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 5. Limit 25