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Summer 2006




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 non-technical 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 contact fcox@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0316] 7040 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/04/2006             COX, F
            MWF........5:00pm- 8:10pm (FA  006)


MUSC 101  Fundamentals of Music Theory (AH)                       3 credits
A study of the fundamentals of music theory, including notation, scale construction, intervals, chords, meters, etc., with emphasis on learning and developing music reading skills. For more information contact belzer@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0317] 6040 Meets 05/30/2006 - 06/23/2006             BELZER, M
            MWF........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  015)


MUSC 217  Rock and Related Music: 1950-Present (AH)               3 credits
This course 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 http://research.umbc.edu/~morin/musc217.htm or contact morin@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0318] 7040 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/04/2006             MORIN, J
            TuWTh......9:00am-12:10pm (FA  212)


MUSC 230  Musics of the World (AH or C)                           3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - A survey of selected musical cultures of the world, with emphasis on the musical forms, instruments, tonal material, the role of music in society and its relationship to other arts. For more information contact yhuang@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0319] 6040 Meets 05/30/2006 - 06/23/2006             HUANG, Y
            TuWTh......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 233)


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. 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
[0320] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             RUBIN, A
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 229)


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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