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MUS 290

Topics

Investigation of special topics in music theory, history and literature. Recent offerings have included World Musics, Musics of the Southwest and Music of Africa.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities 1/2-1 course

Spring Semester information

Misti Shaw

290A: Tps:Women in Music

Tps:Women in Music

Who roared before Katy Perry roared? This course surveys the many musical achievements of women composers and performers, including classical, pop, hip-hop/rap, country, and other genres. We will explore the historical contexts that shaped and defined their artistic development. Though not a feminism course, some feminist theories will be sampled in our readings. Course includes readings, papers, and a final presentation.


Steven Snyder

290B: Tps:Latin Jazz and Salsa

Tps:An Overview of Latin Jazz and Salsa

This course will introduce the combination of Jazz, Latin American and Carribean rhythms and formats. Artists, their work and performance practice of this genre and will be explored.