AMERICAN SOUNDS

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Music

Course Number: 
106
Institution: 
Smith College
This course surveys developments in the history of American music, with a primary focus on the twentieth century. We will pay particular attention to blues and country music, two styles that arose early in the century and provided the foundation for much of what followed. The course may cover other styles such as: folk, jazz, klezmer, and classical music. Throughout, we will attend to musical aspects of these styles, and will connect them to larger historical themes and social issues concerning race, class, gender and the making of "American" identity through music. Formal knowledge of music is not required. Enrollment limited to 45.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
39934-S13

Course Sections

AMERICAN SOUNDS
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Steve Waksman

swaksman@smith.edu

TTh 03:00-04:50

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