MUS 209(S) Music in History III: Musics of the Twentieth Century*

A survey of musics in both Western and non-Western society from the close of the nineteenth century to the present. Emphasis will be on the contextual study of the music of major composers of Western art music, on the musical expressions of selected areas of world music such as Africa, Asia, India, and the Americas, and on the intermingling of musical influences of pop, jazz, and art music of the electronic age. Two lecture/discussions per week. Evaluation will be based on written assignments, in-class reports, participation, quizzes, a midterm, and a final exam. Required of music majors. Open to qualified non-majors with permission of instructor.