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Introduction to Music (170-0-2)


Chloe Thominet

Meeting Info

RCMA 1-172: Tues, Thurs 9:30AM - 10:50AM

Overview of class

This course will aim to help students develop the skills and tools required to understand and study music's role in our world today and in history, across multiple geographies, and through a variety of genres, styles, and mediums, including both popular music and Western art music. Focusing on its various social, political, and cultural impacts, we will explore the relationship that we, as individuals and as a society, have with music. Assignments will range from listening journals and quizzes to concert attendance, along with one final short paper.

Class Materials (Required)

Steven Cornelius and Mary Natvig, Music: A Social Experience, 2nd edition. Routledge, 2018. ISBN: 978-0415789332 (paperback); 978-1315222868 (e-book).

Class Attributes

Literature & Fine Arts Distro Area