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Fall 2014 Credit Courses: Music

American History and Society Through Music
A narrative survey of U.S. history from the colonial period to the present through an exploration of its musical history. The course investigates America’s fundamental principles of politics, its primary social issues, and its wealth of aesthetic musical initiatives. Students examine the unity, diversity, originality, and adaptability of significant political, social, and musical institutions.
HIS3130 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Edmund Cionek
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 26–Dec. 16
Room: Refer to the online schedule

American Music: A Cultural History
Using an interdisciplinary approach, students analyze the social and historical effects of American music, from the music of Native Americans and the early Europeans in America to gospel, blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, rock ’n’ roll, rap, hip-hop, and beyond. The evolution and convergence of musical genres and forms are also examined, along with the artists, their aesthetics and audiences, and the evolving history of American culture. Offered at the Rockland extension site.
Note: This course is restricted to students who have completed 60 or more credits. New students who meet this requirement: email rockland@purchase.edu for assistance.
MUS3470 / 4 credits
Richard Connolly
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 4–Dec. 18
Academic I, Room 1106

The Great Broadway Songwriters
Come taste the finest sampling of the great Broadway songwriters. Each class examines a particular songwriter (Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim), idea (the subversives: Weill and Bernstein), or era (contemporary voices on Broadway). Students savor recordings, investigate the dramatic qualities of the songs, and analyze lyrics, melody, and song form.
THP3340 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Michael Garber
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 25–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated April 23, 2014


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