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Kimberly M. Davenport
T CORE 114
Tacoma Campus

Introduction to Humanities

Introduces students to university work by focusing on a core curriculum theme from multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives. Emphasizes learning in the humanities, including literature, philosophy, film, theatre, music, and art.

Class description

With only ten weeks to explore the world of "classical music", we will immerse ourselves in a multitude of listening experiences, to include live concert attendance and in-class performances by local musicians. Building on this foundation, we will explore the impact of today's global society on this musical tradition: to what extent have new technologies, increased communication and the ensuing democratization of music impacted the ways in which we relate to "concert music"? Does this music still have relevance in our lives? How have other cultures embraced this tradition, and how has the music of other cultures influenced composition and performance in this genre?

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kimberly M. Davenport
Date: 10/17/2013