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PERFORMING ARTS

PERF-435
Topics in Music (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Topics include the study of a stylistic area such as orchestral, chamber, opera, American, folk, and twentieth-century music, or specific studies in analysis, technique, performance practices, music philosophy, and aesthetic theory. Meets with PERF-635. Usually offered every spring.

PERF-435
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PERFORMING ARTS
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Music (3)

American Music and the Politics of Protest, 1920-Present

The United States has its origins rooted in an act of rebellion, and that spirit is reflected in its music, from the earliest work song to the latest satirical mashup. This course examines the many ways in which American music reflects, critiques, and influences the dialectics of this country's political development.