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IAMU103 Fundamental Music Skills

Study of concepts, skills, and techniques necessary to read and understand music. An introduction to intervals, scales, key signatures, triads, and solfège. Not available for credit toward a Music major or minor.

IAMU104 Listening to Music

Analytical and critical listening to music of various historical periods. Primary attention is given to music of the European-American classical tradition as well as popular music styles. Not available for credit toward a Music major or minor. Fall, Spring.

IAMU112 Latin American Music Survey

A cultural, social, and historical survey of Latin American folk and art music that emphasizes African, European, and Amerindian roots of representative regional and national styles. Students learn through readings, lectures, films, listening, and performance on indigenous instruments. Fall.

IAMU114 Music Cultures of the World

A study of selected folkloric, popular, and non-Western art music traditions and their historical, social, and cultural contexts. Fall, Spring.

IAMU115 Women in Music

The study of recurring issues concerning women composers, teachers, performers, and patrons, in both historical and contemporary cultures. Spring.

IAMU216 History of Rock and Roll

Study of the growth and diffusion of popular music and its surrounding culture in the '50s and '60s, including concurrent historical events and movements as well as trends in other arts. Fall, Spring.

IAMU218 The History of Jazz

Jazz from its origins through modern developments. Ethnic backgrounds, contributing factors, style characteristics, and interrelationships, literature, and performers. Fall, Spring.

IIMU241 Listening to Brazil

This course offers an interdisciplinary examination of Brazilian arts and culture, with an emphasis on music, literature, and film. Prerequisite: ITW 101. Spring.

IAMU242 Listening to America

This course examines the history of music in the United States, with an emphasis on 20th-century music. Students will study traditional, popular, and classical music from historical and social perspectives. Prerequisite: ITW 101. Fall, even years.

IIMU243 Film Music History and Technique

The course will enrich anyone's appreciation for this art form and provide an introduction to the music of the film industry. The development of film music will be traced from the early Silent Film era through the advent of the "Talkies" and on to the grand Romantic scores of modern times. Fall, Spring.

IHMU305 History of Jewish Music

Jewish Music from biblical times to the present. Includes liturgical, cantorial, holiday, folk, and concert music; Israeli, Yiddish, Klezmer, and contemporary synagogue music; choral tradition and music of the Holocaust. Fall, Spring.

IAMU312 Latin American Music, Society, and Culture

Students will explore cultural origins, diversity, and the role of music by using examples from various representative regions of Latin America. Prerequisite: 24 ISP credits, including ITW 101 and IQL 101. Spring.

IAMU330 Music of Africa & the Diaspora

Connecting the music of Africa and the Americans, this course looks at traditional African music; contemporary African popular styles such as soukous, highlife, afrobeat, and mbaqanga; music from Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, Martinique; and African American styles from early folk music to gospel, blues, R&B and funk. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and IQL 101.

IAMU407 Teaching Music to Children

This course will address the influence of music on children from a variety of perspectives in both music and education. Students will develop skills in singing, listening, creating, playing classroom instruments, and leading music activities. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and IQL 101. Fall, Spring.

IAMU417 Avant Rock

Presented in a seminar format, this course involves a study of how experimentalism and avant-garde developed in the context of rock music. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and IQL 101.