Bachelor Degree Course Descriptions
414 History of Opera, 19th-20th Centuries (3 credit hours) Undergraduates only. An historical survey of opera (as music, as theater, and as cultural expression) from the 19th century through the present. 416 History of Musical Instruments (3 credit hours) The historical development of musical instruments, emphasizing those of the Western world. 417 History of Jazz (3 credit hours) Surveys jazz in the United States from its beginnings in African-American aural traditions to the present. 420 Topics in 17th and 18th Century Music (3 credit hours) A survey of European music of the 17th and early 18th centuries. 421 Music of the Classic Era (3 credit hours) A survey of European music from the mid-18th century to about 1810. 422 Music of the 19th Century (3 credit hours) A survey, lecture, and discussion of music from the early 19th century to about 1900. 423 Music of the 20th Century (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: 240 or equivalent; SMTD students only. A survey of Western music since about 1900. 424 The Art Song (3 credit hours) A survey of European and American art song of the 19th and 20th centuries. 426 Music and Language (3 credit hours) Examines the relationship between music and words. 436 Women and Music: Exploring Issues of Gender, Ideology, and Characterization (3 credit hours) Undergraduates only. An exploration of issues surrounding women as composers, performers, and subjects (how they are portrayed musically). 437 Philosophy of Music (3 credit hours) A philosophical investigation of the nature and significance of music. What is music, and does music have â€œmeaningâ€?? 446 Performance Practices of the 17th and 18th Centuries (3 credit hours) A study of Baroque musical performance practice. 450 Music in the United States (3 credit hours) A lecture survey of American music from the 18th century to the present, including both formal and informal traditions. 456 Asian American Music (3 credit hours) Examines music of Asian Americans as case studies of musical, personal and communal identities in multi ethnic, multiracial and transnational contexts in the United States. 457 The Musics of African Americans (3 credit hours) For non-SMTD majors with permission of instructor. A survey of black American music, including both formal and informal traditions. 458 Music in Culture (3 credit hours) An examination of the role of music in selected rituals of Western and non-Western cultures. 460 Euro-American Folk and Popular Music (3 credit hours) A survey of indigenous musical practices of these regions, including commercial vernaculars.
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