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Guitar Cultures (MUH-254)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0196-254-011
Instructor: TBA
Days: TBA
Note: Online, Asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Course Materials: View Text Books

Students will study the guitar as a common denominator in the world’s diverse (in some cases, largely marginalized) musical traditions. Students will analyze guitar music, including flamenco, Irish traditional music, jazz, rock and blues styles, in guitar cultures of Europe, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa. (Distribution Reqs:Arts)

Learning Goals:   Students will:1. analyze, by example, the significance of the guitar as a common denominator across the globe (Study Guide Questions, Essay Exams);2. appreciate and describe, in writing assignments, the integral role that the guitar has played in the development of different styles and genres (Study Guide Questions, Essay Exams);3. recognize and differentiate among individuals emblematic of particular guitar idioms and/or community-oriented approaches to the instrument (Study Guide Questions, Essay Exams); and 4. develop critical thinking and reasoning skills through writing while learning the significance of collaboration and leadership within the scope of global guitar cultures (Study Guide Questions, Essay Exams, Term Paper).

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