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