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Music of the United States

Lerner, Weinstein

The cultivated and vernacular traditions of U.S. music from the Colonial period to the present. Focus on close listening and cultural trends. Topics include: parlor song, minstrelsy, Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, blues, jazz, modernism, country, rock, postmodernism.

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts distribution requirement. Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Fine Arts distribution requirement.


No music training required. (Fall)