Oct 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

MUS 202 - Music and Gender


Open to non-music majors. This course is for students who wish to explore some of the interfaces between two fundamental aspects of human culture and identity-music and gender. Certain basic qualities of gender very strongly resemble basic qualities of music-each is a kind of performance, yet each is intrinsically embodied. Starting from this fundamental tension-in-common, we will explore the binaries that constrain our thinking about gender and the intersections of gender and music with sex, social class, and race, through their manifestations in a range of Western European and U.S. musics. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits