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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

MUSC 40502 - Music History II

This course offers a broad introduction to the history of music from circa 1600 until circa 1900. In addition to developing skills pertinent to matters of style, genre, function, and form, students will engage with the social, cultural, and philosophical contexts of musicking from a global perspective. The intersections of science and the development of instrumental technology; connections between music and the body; a critical exploration of the historiography of women and musicking; and the relationship between popular song, nationalism, race (and slavery), and colonialism will be emphasized in this course. Above all, this course aims to foster and develop listening skills essential to thinking, speaking, and writing critically and intelligently about all musical traditions, and to combine these skills with historical and cultural knowledge of diverse musical traditions.

Preparation for Course
P. MUSC 10500.

Cr. 3.