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Summer 2005




MUSC 100  Introduction to Music (AH)                              3 credits
A study of what music is, with special reference to the relationship between music and listener. For students with little or no formal training in music, this course explores, in a nontechnical way, the elements of music (e.g., rhythm, melody, harmony, texture and form) and discusses the various cultural contexts in which music is found and how these affect the nature of the music and the listener's perception. For more information see http://research.umbc.edu/~morin/musc100.htm or contact morin@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0306] 6040 Meets 05/31/2005 - 06/24/2005             MORIN, J
            TuThF......9:00am-12:10pm (FA  212)


MUSC 101  Fundamentals of Music Theory (AH)                       3 credits
A study of the fundamentals of music theory, including notation, scale construction, intervals, chords, meter, etc., with emphasis on learning and developing music reading skills. For more information contact fcox@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0307] 7040 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/05/2005             COX, F
            MWF........1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  011)


MUSC 217  Rock and Related Music: 1950-Present (AH)               3 credits
Explores the evolution of rock 'n' roll from its origins to the present day, focusing on "soul," folk rock, British rock, psychedelic, heavy metal, disco, punk and rap styles within the context of cultural, social and political developments. For students with little or no formal training in music, this course's emphasis will be on the styles and evolution of the music, which will be discussed in a non-technical way that centers on music fundamentals - i.e., melody, harmony, texture, rhythm and form. For more information see research.umbc.edu/~morin/musc217.htm or contact morin@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0308] 6040 Meets 05/31/2005 - 06/24/2005             MORIN, J
            TuThF......1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  212)


MUSC 480  Topics in Music, Art and Society                        3 credits
          Aesthetics, Ethical Values and the New            
          Media                                             
Addresses basic questions in aesthetics and how those issues interface with questions of ethical value that have been intensified and complicated with new developments in technology. Aesthetic issues such as what is beautiful, what is art and what is the aesthetic experience will be discussed in relation to classic historical texts from Plato and Aristotle to Kant and selected 20th- century aestheticians. Important in this regard are questions of how what is beautiful gave way to considerations to taste and ultimately what is the nature of the aesthetic experience. Continues with such topics as who decides what is beautiful (e.g., insider vs. outsider art), who owns art (e.g., Native American artifacts "collected" for museums, graffiti, digitized art), the authenticity of the art object and if art has an ethical value (political art, pornography, representation and aestheticization of violence in art, Nazi film, etc.) Note: Also listed as ART 492 and VPA 301 . Prerequisite: A 200-level course in student's area of concentration and permission of the instructor. For more information contact airubin@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG THIS  IS A CROSS-LISTED
          COURSE WITH VPA 301.
[0309] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             RUBIN, A
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (FA  015)


MUSC 799  Master's Thesis Research                              1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/P-F    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


MUSC 899  Doctoral Dissertation Research                        1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/P-F    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


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