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MUS-320 Women and Music

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Students discuss and analyze the accomplishments of women as composers, performers, educators, conductors, arts managers, and patrons of the arts.  A major focus of the course is experiencing musical works by women composers from the historical style periods through recorded examples and demonstrations.  The course fulfills the general education requirement in fine arts, gender studies, and upper level music requirement for education.  [3 credits]

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Explore the contributions of women to the field of music
  2. Listen to music of various styles and historical periods
  3. Perceive the artistic qualities of music
  4. Examine the work of women in the present artistic milieu

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Attendance at each class session
  2. Listening to the CD recordings that accompany the text
  3. Readings in the text and supplementary material distributed in class
  4. Summary papers assigned during the first two class sessions
  5. Class presentation of individual research projects
  6. Final examination

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com  for textbook information.

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

  • This course does not require any assignments prior to the first class.
  • Do not take this course unless you can attend every scheduled class session; absences are not acceptable in this course

Bring the textbook and CDs to every class period