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Courses - Fall 2017
AMST
American Studies Department Site
AMST205
Material Aspects of American Life
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
Historical survey of American material culture. Ways of describing and interpreting accumulated material evidence (e.g., buildings, town plans) introduced by stressing relationship between artifact and culture.
ARCH
Architecture Department Site
ARCH170
Design Thinking and Architecture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
Examines conceptual, perceptual, behavioral, and technical aspects of the built environment, and methods of analysis, problem-solving, and design implementation.
ARTH
Art History & Archaeology Department Site
ARTH200
Art and Society in Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
Examines the material culture and visual expressions of Mediterranean and European societies from early times until ca. 1300 CE, emphasizing the political, social, and religious context of the works studied, the relationships of the works to the societies that created them, and the interrelationship of these societies.
ARTH201
Art and Society in the West from the Renaissance to the Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
Examines representative European and American works of art from the later Middle Ages to the present, highlighting the dynamic exchange between artistic and cultural traditions both within periods and across time.
ARTT
Art Studio Department Site
ARTT150
Introduction to Art Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
Fundamental concepts of global, philosophic, and critical art theory examined through various historic and contemporary texts, and the analysis of works of art.
CMLT
Comparative Literature Department Site
CMLT280
Film Art in a Global Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA, D
Comparative study of a variety of film traditions from around the world including cinema from Hollywood, Europe, Asia and developing countries, with a stress on different cultural contexts for film-making and viewing.
DANC
DANC200
Introduction to Dance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA, D
A study of dance as a form of communication and as an art form; a survey of the theories and styles of dance, and their relationships to other art forms.
DANC200S
Introduction to Dance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA, D
A study of dance as a form of communication and as an art form; a survey of the theories and styles of dance, and their relationships to other art forms.
Restricted to College Park Scholars - Arts.
ENGL
English Department Site
ENGL245
Film Form and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
Restriction: Must not have completed FILM245.
Also offered as: FILM245.
Credit only granted for: CMLT214, CMLT245, ENGL245, or FILM245.
Formerly: CMLT214.
Introduction to film as art form and how films create meaning. Basic film terminology; fundamental principles of film form, film narrative, and film history. Examination of film technique and style over past one hundred years. Social and economic functions of film within broader institutional, economic, and cultural contexts.
FILM
Film Studies Department Site
FILM245
Film Form and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL245.
Also offered as: ENGL245.
Credit only granted for: CMLT214, CMLT245, ENGL245, or FILM245.
Formerly: CMLT214.
Introduction to film as art form and how films create meaning. Basic film terminology; fundamental principles of film form, film narrative, and film history. Examination of film technique and style over past one hundred years. Social and economic functions of film within broader institutional, economic, and cultural contexts.
HONR
HONR208R
Leonardo and the Science of Art
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HA
HONR249E
Honors Seminar: Modern and Postmodern Music: Trends, Styles, Issues, and Ideas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HA
MUSC
School of Music Department Site
MUSC130
Survey of Music Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CORE: HA
Restriction: Must not be in any of the following programs (Music (Professional Program); Music Education).
A study of the principles upon which music is based, and an introduction to the musical repertory performed in America today.
MUSC130H
Survey of Music Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
Restriction: Must not be in any of the following programs (Music (Professional Program); Music Education).
A study of the principles upon which music is based, and an introduction to the musical repertory performed in America today.
For general honors students only.
MUSC130S
Survey of Music Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
Restriction: Must not be in any of the following programs (Music (Professional Program); Music Education).
A study of the principles upon which music is based, and an introduction to the musical repertory performed in America today.
Restricted to College Park Scholars - Arts.
MUSC140
Music Fundamentals I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CORE: HA
Restriction: Must not be in any of the following programs (Music (Professional Program); Music Education).
Introductory theory course. Notation, scales, intervals, triads, rhythm, form and basic aural skills.
MUSC205
History of Popular Music, 1950-Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
A historical survey of rock music (blues, rock, soul, metal, rap, etc.) from circa 1950 to the present, with emphasis on popular music as music and popular music as social history.
MUSC210
The Impact of Music on Life
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HA, D
Credit only granted for: MUET210 or MUSC210.
Formerly: MUET210.
Music as a part of culture. Materials drawn from traditions throughout the globe to illustrate issues of historical and contemporary significance, including the impact of race, class and gender on the study of music.
MUSC215
World Popular Musics and Identity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CORE: HA, D
Credit only granted for: MUET200 or MUSC215.
Formerly: MUET200.
Focus on popular musics in different cultures with an emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons and analysis of how musics and identity intersect.
MUSC220
Selected Musical Cultures of the World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HA, D
Credit only granted for: MUET220 or MUSC220.
Formerly: MUET220.
A survey of selected musical cultures of the world, such as India, Japan, China, Indonesia, West Africa, Eastern Europe and the Near East.
THET
Theatre Department Site
THET110
Introduction to the Theatre
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
In the age of pop music and blockbuster films, of memes and viral videos, we often forget that theatre was one of the original forms of popular entertainment. We will focus on theatre practitioners including actors, directors, designers and backstage personnel to understand how theatre is produced. We will also consider popular entertainment in Europe and America, with a particular focus on musical theatre and Broadway to explore how theatre communicates, resonates, and remains relevant to all audiences.
THET293
Black Theatre and Performance I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HA, D
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.
Thematic and historical survey of African-American drama from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s. Emphasis on sociopolitical context, thematic thrust, issues, styles, the aesthetic reflected in the work, impact on African-American and general theatre audiences.
WMST
Women's Studies Department Site
WMST250
Introduction to Women's Studies: Women, Art and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA, D
An examination of women's creative powers as expressed in selected examples of music, film, art, drama, poetry, fiction, and other literature. Explores women's creativity in relation to families, religion, education, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and within a cultural tradition shaped by women.