Music & Performing Arts

Open Courseware and Resources

- Music: an art form consisting of sound and silence.
- Performing Arts: forms of art using the artist's own body, face, and presence as a medium.

Modern Music: 1900-1960

Western concert music of first sixty years of the twentieth century, larger questions of continuity and change in music, of reception, or historiography: readings, listening

Introduction to Western Music

broad overview of Western music from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, with emphasis on late baroque, classical, romantic, and modernist styles (1700-1910), Major composers and their works will be placed in social and cultural contexts: Readings, Study Materials, Related Resources, Listening

Philosophy In Film and Other Media

examines works of film in relation to thematic issues of philosophical importance that also occur in other arts, particularly literature and opera, film's ability to represent and express feeling as well as cognition, written and cinematic works by Sturges, Shaw, Cocteau, Hitchcock, Joyce, and Bergman considered: readings

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