RCCORE 334 - Special Topics
Section: 001 Race and Identity in Music
Term: FA 2007
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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.

RCCORE 334 - Special Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
15741
Open
26
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: On the Margins of the Art World ? Outsider and Self-Taught Art in the US
002 (SEM)
P
19967
Open
17
 
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Working with the Latino Community in Ann Arbor
003 (SEM)
P
22358
Open
4
 
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MW 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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