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LIB-320 The Music of War and Peace

The Music of War and Peace examines music through the lens of war. From the patriotic songs written during the Civil War to songs of remembrance performed in the aftermath of 9/11, music has always been greatly affected by conflict. This course connects compositions and songs to their societal functions, unearths their cultural genealogies, and looks at how music has been used throughout history. The music analyzed in this class inspired soldiers, started riots, calmed angry nations, served as propaganda, sent secret messages, and forced governments to censor and imprison their composers. From this course, students will learn how to analyze, reveal, and explain the societal function of different music either inspired by or used during war.

Note: This course is an interdisciplinary General Education offering and does not require prior knowledge of music. If you enroll in the Online course, you will not be required to purchase any course materials. All learning materials are included in the course at no cost.

Study Methods:

Online Courses (LIB-320-OL):
Nov 2019,  Dec 2019,  Jan 2020,  Feb 2020,  Mar 2020

Semester Hours: 3

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