Jun 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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MUS 322-02 - Advanced Studies in Music: Advanced Tonal Theories

4 credits (Spring)
Tonal theory in the United States had been a branch of study concerned primarily with an analytic method developed by Heinrich Schenker. Since the founding of the Society for Music Theory in 1977, however, it has transformed itself into a highly interdisciplinary field, utilizing a wide variety of new research models that span the humanities, social studies, and sciences. Beginning with an introduction to chromatic harmony, large forms, and Schenkerian principles, this course explores a series of select theoretical paradigms that have emerged over the past 30 years (e.g., generative linguistics, semiotics and narratology, disability studies, gender and sexuality studies, critical race theory, cognitive psychology, and corpus-assisted discourse studies) to better understand tonality. We will critically engage the major issues and methodologies of these more recent trends in tonal analysis through reading, writing, listening, and seminar discussion. 

Prerequisite: MUS 112 
Instructor: Cha