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Summer 2016 Credit Courses: Music

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online courses iconAmerican 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.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
HIS3130 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Leandro Benmergui
Session I (3-Week Intensive): May 23–June 10

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.
MUS3470 / 4 credits
Richard Connolly
Tues. & Thurs., 6:30 –10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 14–July 28
This course will be offered at the Rockland Extension Site. Room: TBA

Posted March. 29, 2016

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