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MUH 3216: Western Music History and Popular Cultures II

Course Description for Western Music History and Popular Cultures II

MUH3216: Western Music History and Popular Cultures II
Prerequisite:  MUH 3215
Description: This course presents an overview of significant concepts from 19th- to 21st-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 Romantic and Modern periods as well as features and performers of jazz, rock, folk, and other popular styles. The goal of this course 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 development of music technology, the rise of program music, the purpose and meaning of avant-garde art forms, and the use of music for nationalism and protest.