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MUS 199SEM - Ub Seminar-Beethoven & The Econ Of Genius
Ub Seminar-Beethoven & The Econ Of Genius STR Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   23339   Enrollment Capacity:   27
Section:   STR   Enrollment Total:   25
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   2
Dates:   08/31/2020 - 12/11/2020   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   T R , 11:10 AM - 12:25 PM
Room:   Slee B1 view map
Location:   North Campus      
Trained from a young age to serve as a court musician, Ludwig van Beethoven instead spent much of his career navigating a treacherous new world of public concerts, sheet music sales, and contract negotiations. Beethoven and the Economics of Genius begins with a look at Beethoven as a businessman, and considers how the composer's professional decisions influenced not only his financial situation but also the style of his music itself. The seminar investigates the reasons why the public's fascination with Beethoven's life and music increased following his death in 1827, and how the composer's legacy influenced both the development of nineteenth-century style and the growth of the modern musical marketplace. At the end of the seminar, we will explore Beethoven's ongoing role and importance as an icon of classical music in contemporary culture. As a UB Seminar, Beethoven and the Economics of Genius is also designed to introduce many of the study skills that are necessary to succeed in college. Throughout the semester, we will practice and discuss important academic behaviors such as time management, note-taking, and academic integrity.
Enrollment Requirements
Prerequisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  Course Description
The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.
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