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Music History Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus; however, the university will continue to implement the Flexible Hybrid Learning Environment to keep the community safe and allow for the possibility of remote attendance as necessary.

Fordham students please check courses in for the most accurate Attribute listings.

MUSC 1100 L11 - Introduction to Music History: African-American Musical traditions and Jazz
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

This course explores a variety of musical styles and practices from the late 1800s to the present, with special emphasis on West African musical genres, spirituals, blues and, with its variety of styles, jazz. These styles and traditions are examined as political and cultural texts as a narrative of African American musical identity. No previous knowledge of music is required.

CRN: 12501
Instructor: Yaraman
3 credits

MUSC 1100 L12 - Introduction to Music History: Western Traditions
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

This course presents a survey of music history, with a focus on developing the skills of thinking and writing critically about music. Students will learn to listen in a focused way and relate what they hear to issues of musical “meaning” and general culture. Students will learn some technical vocabulary that will help them describe or advocate for any music they encounter, and they will apply this vocabulary to examples throughout the semester, for instance a Beethoven Symphony or a Duke Ellington jazz arrangement. Sections may have different focuses in terms of geography or chronology.

Instructor: Sole
3 credits