Course Description for Perspectives in Music History
Perspectives in Music History
Prerequisite: MUS 5711
Description: Perspectives in Music History introduces students to the study of musicology. Students will read, evaluate, and discuss examples of music scholarship about a variety of topics, including traditional musicology, ethnomusicology, and popular music and jazz studies. This course also introduces students to methodology such as traditional analysis, historical research, ethnography, and close reading of texts. Students will also improve their writing skills through a major research paper on a topic within their specialty or interest.