Music and Politics

In this course, students will explore and demonstrate the various ways in which music is informed by and informs politics. From individual performances to mass demonstrations, music is recognizable as a political act and tool that is not simply representative, but also constitutive, meaning that music creates belief systems (politics). You will examine the development and use of music by social movements, political parties, and nations, and critical listening practices to better hear the world around us and sounds that compose its futures. Formerly Music History 69. P/NP or letter grading.

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