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MUSC 215: Western Music and its Social Ecosystems, 1830-Present

This class expands students’ understanding of Western music by concentrating on the social ecosystem of performers, musicians, and consumer-listeners of both past and present. Students will explore broad themes in music history, such as concepts of sound, materiality, religion, politics, embodiment, and narrative. Through a variety of assignments including listening 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 Western Music Notation recommended
6 credits; LA, WR2; Offered Winter 2022; B. McCorkle