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Spring 2015 Credit Courses: History

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.
Jan. 27–May 12
Room: Refer to the online schedule

The Mediterranean Origins of Western Culture
Examines the main historical events in the Mediterranean area from late antiquity through the Renaissance. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam were born here, and the diverse peoples and cultures around its shores competed for intellectual and political dominance. These interactions resulted in the legacy of beliefs and institutions at the core of Western culture, including some issues still unresolved today.
HIS3150 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Joseph Verdicchio
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 26–May 11
Room: Refer to the online schedule

The Blue and the Gray: U.S. Civil War
The Civil War was arguably the most controversial and traumatic event in American history. This course considers how and why the war developed, its long-term results, and why it is such an important part of America’s cultural heritage. Through an examination of novels, films, diaries, and letters written by Civil War participants, students analyze the impact of this war and our continuing fascination with it.
HIS3535 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Joseph Verdicchio
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 22–May 7
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Music of Protest
A survey of the past 50 years of popular protest music, with a preparatory examination of early 20th-century blues and socialist “magnet” songs. Students study the power of popular music and the artist’s role in shaping contemporary society, with a focus on three eras of social upheaval in the U.S.: the civil rights movement, the war in Vietnam, and the emergence of punk and hip-hop. Includes readings, musical analysis, and listening. The ability to read musical notation is not required, but a working knowledge of contemporary popular music is critical.
MTH3115 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Harold Fein
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 21–May 6
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated Jan. 9, 2015

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