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MUS 115LEC - Understanding Music
Understanding Music ZINO Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   25016   Enrollment Capacity:   110
Section:   ZINO   Enrollment Total:   110
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022   Status:   CLOSED
Days, Time:   TBA , TBA
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
Understanding Music: A Global Opportunity invites you to explore the many ways in which music contributes to our shared human experience while also developing your skills as an active listener. Each weekly course module is structured around three guiding questions about music, the first of which is "When do we hear it?" After investigating the cultural circumstances in which the music was created, we then ask "What does it sound like?" through a participatory introduction to the stylistic elements (such as melody and rhythm) from which all music is made. The ability to analyze almost any style of music according to these principles ultimately helps us to unravel the question of "What does it mean?" as our discussion turns to the mysteries of musical communication. We will consider musical case studies drawn from a broad range of historical and geographical milieux in order to understand why music remains one of the most sublime and powerful expressions of human culture throughout the world.
  Course Description
History of musical style from the Renaissance to the present day. Examines selected masterpieces of Western music as well as such recent phenomena as serialism, minimalism, electronic, and computer music; requires no previous formal training in music.
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