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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: MUS                                     Course Number: 206                                    
Course Title: Orchestral Music and the World Wars
Subject: Music
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will explore how World Wars I and II changed the role of music and musicians in Western European society, as well as the sound of music itself. Within the time frame of 1900? 1945, this course will examine the effects of the World Wars on the evolution of Western European Orchestral Music. By analyzing the influence of dictators such as Hitler and Stalin on musical expression within their countries, this course asks the question: What is the relationship between oppression and creativity? Further effects on music of the politics of the 1930?s and 1940?s will be considered in the stories of specific imprisonments and emigrations that resulted from the wars.

Prerequisite: English 102 or 201, and HIS 205 or any Music 100 level course or permission of the instructor.
Start Date:    01/29/2010                         End Date: