MUSICOL 140 - History of Music
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
Credits:
2
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Advisory Prerequisites:
S M STU ONLY.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

MUSICOL 140 examines musical thought with an emphasis on recent times (the twentieth century) and nearby places (the United States). The course builds on the general concepts concerning music and world culture introduced in MUSICOL 139 and works to prepare students for the one-year Western music survey of MUSICOL 239–240. Most important, we reflect on the writing of music history and the application of history to the creative work of musicians.

Creative assignments encourage students to examine cogent themes of historical thought against the background of American music (especially jazz, folk, pop, and classical). Such themes include modernism, style, genius, nationalism, race, class, gender, popular culture, economics, performance, authenticity, and the state of music today. Assignments are designed to hone a musician’s historical toolkit: sets of questions, facts, and skills such as listening, critical reading, writing, analyzing, interpreting, discussing, collaborating, performing, etc.

The overall argument of the course is that in a musical life today that is characterized by incessant cultural mixture of time, place, identity, and purpose, history can be understood as a series of stories — narrative games — that offer powerful raw material and creative inspiration for musicians here and now. The intent of MUSICOL 140 is to inspire an active and creative engagement with music in our lives and the world around us.

MUSICOL 140 - History of Music
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
14596
Open
12
150MUS Ugrd
-
MW 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A DISCUSSION.
002 (DIS)
P
14597
Open
13
15MUS Ugrd
-
F 1:30PM - 2:30PM
003 (DIS)
P
14598
Open
1
1MUS Ugrd
-
F 1:30PM - 2:30PM
004 (DIS)
P
14599
Open
1
1MUS Ugrd
-
Th 9:30AM - 10:30AM
005 (DIS)
P
14600
Open
4
4MUS Ugrd
-
Th 10:30AM - 11:30AM
006 (DIS)
P
14601
Open
16
17MUS Ugrd
-
F 8:30AM - 9:30AM
007 (DIS)
P
14602
Closed
0
2MUS Ugrd
-
F 9:30AM - 10:30AM
008 (DIS)
P
14603
Open
7
8MUS Ugrd
-
Th 9:30AM - 10:30AM
009 (DIS)
P
18835
Closed
0
 
-
F 9:30AM - 10:30AM
010 (DIS)
P
14604
Closed
0
 
-
F 9:30AM - 10:30AM
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