Music In American Culture
General Catalog Course Title:
Music In American Culture
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Fall 2011
Spring 2010

Two hours of lecture, one hour of discussion, and one hour of listening per week. Two perspectives are developed: 1) diverse music of groups in America, and 2) American music as a unique phenomenon. Groups considered are African, Asian, European, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American. Lectures and musical examples are organized by topics such as music of socio-economic subgroups within large groups, survival of culture, pan-ethnicity, religious and concert music, and the folk-popular music continuum. This course satisfies the American cultures requirement.

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