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Music 008: The Politics of Music

Cathy Callis and Edward Smaldone

(Submission #26)

Course Description

The world of music and the world of politics intersect on many levels. This course explores the interrelationship of the two, with a focus on music and musicians affected by politics in dramatic or significant ways. Topics as they relate to music include: Musical Life Behind the Iron Curtain; China and the Cultural Revolution; Politics in the United States since World War II; the Politics of War, Global Community and World Peace; The Politics of the Bottom Line in the Music Business; Music with Political Intent Deliberate or Otherwise? Live and recorded musical selections will be drawn primarily from masterpieces of classical music, but will also include music from jazz, popular, and non-western traditions. This is a PLAS course in the AP(Appreciating and Participating in the Arts) category. No prerequisite courses are required.


Area of Knowledge and Inquiry: Appreciating and Participating in the Arts (AP)
Context of Experience: Not Applicable
Extended Requirement: Not Applicable

Additional Course information

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: no course prerequisites, but students should have upper sophomore standing
Existing Course: New
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Course Anticipated to be offered: Every Spring
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Number of Sections: 1
Number of Seats: 30


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