2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
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2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUSC 103 - Post-Music

This course will explore music–making and listening since World War II from theoretical, musical, and historical perspectives. Through the examination of works from both “art” and “popular” realms, we will consider the interpretive and evaluative strategies demanded by particular aesthetic movements. At the same time, we will investigate how specific musical developments have shaped social and cultural history.  Via writings by philosophers, cultural theorists, composers, performers and historians, this class will explore the interconnections among forms such as minimalism, indeterminacy, musique concrète, free improvisation, experimental music, post-rock, dub reggae, Ambient music, HipHop, and Techno. By its nature, this course is neither comprehensive nor exhaustive. Its goal is to engage in critical thinking about contemporary cultural and aesthetic experience. 

Fulfills the Aesthetic Perspective requirement


Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: AP

Anticipated Terms Offered: every other year