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2023-2024 Scripps Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Scripps Catalog
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MUS 111 SC - Music and Power


This course examines how music has been used to shape society and particularly how imbalances of power are maintained or redressed through musical means. After a brief introduction to definitions of how music deploys power, ideology, and coercion, we will investigate how changes in sociopolitical, cultural,and technological arenas have in turn influencedthe productionof music. Specifically, the course explores the following questions: What is the relationship between music and power? How have nations and other cultural entities used music to consolidate power and form collective identity? How has musicevolved in response to changes in technology, or shifting political landscapes? How have changes in the economic structure of societies changed the shape and content of music? How has music been an ?activist art? and how has it served the status quo?

Course Credit: 1.0


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