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MUH 3215: Western Music History and Popular Cultures I

Course Description for Western Music History and Popular Cultures I

MUH3215: Western Music History and Popular Cultures I
Prerequiste: MUT 2117
Description: This course presents an overview of significant concepts from pre-19th-century Western music and compares them with similar concepts from popular music of the US and world cultures. Through this course, students will acquire familiarity with stylistic developments and major figures from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods as well as features and performers of jazz, rock, folk, and other popular styles. The goal of this course is to think broadly and critically about music. Therefore, it will focus not only on knowledge of composers and dates, but also on concepts such as the role of the performer in society, the cultural functions of music and music performance, the development of music notation, and the idea of art music.