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MUSC 210     Music in Multicultural America  (4)

An exploration of historical experiences of various ethnic communities in the United States as they are expressed through music. The course includes an examination of how music has shaped and reinforced individual and collective identity. Issues concerning identity such as ethnicity, gender, generation, nationalism, and multiculturalism are discussed using case studies that represent African-American, Asian-American, Chicano/Latino-American, European-American, and Native American communities. Students also learn basic musical concepts and terminologies as well as basic analytical tools of ethnomusicology. Prerequisite: MUSC 101 or MUSC 105.