Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSIC 2270 - Thinking with Music

Fall. 4 credits.

B. Piekut.

In this course, we will explore how we use music: to construct ourselves, to construct others, and to construct societies. “Thinking with Music” is not an historical survey or a music appreciation course, but more of an investigation into several overlapping questions: How do we make distinctions between sound and music, or between music and noise? How does music contribute to systems of meaning? How do identity categories like gender and race form our experiences of music, and how does music contribute to our experiences of identity? How do music and sound relate to the operations of power, pleasure, violence, and desire? No previous formal study of music is required.

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