Complete your minor, the rock history certificate, and fill GenEds with these exciting online summer courses!
Music for the Listener. MUS-Z101 – 6W1 – Glen
Find out what performance caused a riot in 1913, the identity of a 19th century “rock star,” and the composer of the most popular piece for two hundred years! In this course, the listener is exposed to diverse types of music through exploration of European and American classics. Required for the music minor. GE Credit: Arts & Humanities.
Introduction to Music Theory. Z111 – 6W1 – Guntren
A study of fundamentals of the language and notation of music: listening, music reading and writing, and the elements of music as used in a variety of genres and historical periods. Required for the music minor. GE Credit: Arts & Humanities.
Music of War and Peace. Z270 – 6W1 – Glen
This course examines the musical output of composers and performers who were (or are) committed to memorializing and protesting war and calling for peace. Importance of music on this topic throughout western history, with emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries, including classical and popular music traditions. GE Credits: World Language & Culture, Arts & Humanities.
Music in Multimedia. Z120 – 6W1 – Renk / 6W2 – Lindsay
Overview of multimedia elements for interactive environments and linear media. Introduction to digital media including animation, audio, video, and images. Audio techniques including sound synchronization with cue points, loops, digital signal processing effects, mixing, and conversions using a waveform editor. GE Credit: Arts & Humanities.
History of Rock ‘n’ Roll I. Z201 – 6W1 – Hollinden
Roots of Rock to the British Invasion. Required for the Rock History Certificate. GE Credit: Arts & Humanities.
Music in Global Cinema. Z284 – 6W2 – Bishop
An introduction to the use of music in a wide variety of global films. Basic concepts of film music analysis and study of films organized by geographical units (India, East Asia, Africa, Latin America, Iran), including a unit on political film and music documentaries. Introduction to the soundtrack of each film and its roots in musical culture. Emphasis on writing assignments and in-class presentations. GE Credits: World Language & Culture, Arts & Humanities.
Music for Film. Z315 – 6W2 – Altizer
A stylistic and analytic survey of music for moving pictures, concentrating on American and English narrative films. Upper level courses required for the music minor.
Music of the Silk Road. Z280 – 6W2 – Huseynova
Explore music traditions of the Silk Road and their impact on music of today. GE Credits: World Language & Culture, Arts & Humanities.
Music of Jimi Hendrix. Z403 – 6W2 – Hollinden
A detailed look at the life, music, and career of rock music’s best and most influential guitarist. Audio and video performances document the meteoric rise of Hendrix from obscurity to master musician before his untimely death.