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MUSC 211: Western Music and its Social Ecosystems, 1600-1830

The social, political, economic and cultural ecosystems in which “Western” music evolved provides a framework for understanding the relationships between composers, works, performers, and listeners both at the time of a work’s premiere and today. This course concentrates on music ecosystems from around 1830 to present and is organized around broad themes and genres in music history. Through a variety of assignments including quizzes, blog posts, score analyses, creative responses, and a final project, students will develop critical thinking, research, and communication skills to help them be successful in their various musical endeavors. Prerequisite: Ability to read music preferred, but not required
6 credits; LA, WR2; Not offered 2021-2022