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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2020-21

MUS 40.04 Music and Social Identity

This course introduces students to the circulation and construction of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, religious belief, political affiliation, and other forms of identity in musical cultures from c. 1750 to the present. Much attention will be devoted to Western art repertoire, but global perspectives and popular music will also come into play. Overarching themes include cooperation, dissent, protest, activism, propaganda, and censorship. Was Schubert gay—and does it matter? Is anti-Semitism discernible in Wagner’s music? What are the roles of music in Deaf cultures? Should we care about Obama’s iPod playlist? In navigating such questions, we will contemplate how composers, performers, critics, fans, scholars, and teachers of music negotiate their identities in everyday life.



Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:ART; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.