HONORS 251 - Sophomore Seminar
Section: 001 Race and Identity in Music
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Honors
Advisory Prerequisites:
Open to Honors students with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores the parameters of racial and ethnic identities in music; primarily, but not exclusively, in Western art music. From the discourse surrounding exoticism and Orientalism, to the effects of evocative instrumentation, the use of dialect, and foreign subjects, the focus of this class is to understand how racial and ethnic difference can be portrayed musically. Musical case studies will be drawn from the late eighteenth century through the present with a strong emphasis on the nineteenth century and opera. Central questions to be raised are: how is racial/ethnic difference expressed musically? Who is representing whom? What is the intersection between the original performing context and our understanding of these works today? This course encourages interdisciplinary dialogue. Readings will be drawn from post-colonial and cultural studies as well as musicology. No previous music classes are prerequisite and harmonic analysis will be presented in a form accessible to students without a specialized musical background. Grades will be based on writing assignments, in-class quizzes, a take home final and class participation.

HONORS 251 - Sophomore Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
24927
Open
26
1LSA Hnrs
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Race & Identity in Music meets with RC Core 334.001
002 (SEM)
P
25720
Closed
0
3LSA Hnrs
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
25721
Closed
0
10LSA Hnrs
-
TBA
Note: this section not offered Fall 2007
004 (SEM)
P
25923
Closed
0
19LSA Hnrs
-
TBA
Note: this section not offered Fall 2007
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