Aug 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 201-01 - Intermediate Music Studies: Music, Society, and Gender

4 credits (Spring)
Music has been a cultural forum for producing, reproducing, circulating, and consuming ideologies of society in general and of gender and sexuality in particular. This course  explores how music in Western culture-including  classical, jazz, and popular examples-has interacted and intersected with values and issues related to society, gender, and sexuality. Drawing on readings in musicology, sociology, cultural studies, semiotics, feminist theory, queer studies, and other related disciplines, we will examine such topics as music and society, music and body, castrati, feminine and masculine music, lesbian and gay music, and music as a locus for negotiating gender, sexuality, and identity.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Cha