RCHUMS 251 - Topics in Music
Section: 001 Film Music: History, Aesthetics, and Ideology
Term: FA 2009
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course is an introduction to film music from the silent era through the present. Students will view one film per week that will serve as the basis for discussion of significant stylistic trends and historical issues. Topics for discussion will include (but will not be limited to) the use of music in silent films, the development of so-called “Classical Hollywood” scoring practices in the 1930s, music for different types of films, the scoring of gender and racial difference, and the use of pre-existing music in films. Students will also be asked to consider what kind of ideological value different kinds of film music offer, and how this affects their understanding of individual films and cinema in general. Assessment will be based on examinations (midterm and final) and written assignments.

RCHUMS 251 - Topics in Music
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
W 7:00PM - 10:00PM
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ISBN: 9780415991995
Film music : a history, Author: James Wierzbicki., Publisher: Routledge 2009
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