FIG #26: Words and Music

This FIG Cluster has 23 spaces available.

Cluster Description:
Do we experience different forms of art in the same way?


English 214
Chris Patton
2:30-3:50 pm
Music 105
Todd Smith
9:00-9:50 am
Seminar 101
Gary McKinney
4:00-4:50 pm

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Course Descriptions for Words and Music

  • English 214, Shakespeare, (Chris Patton) 5cr, HUM, CRN: 44139
    Analysis, interpretation and discussion of a selected number of Shakespeare’s plays: histories, comedies, tragedies and romances.
  • Music 105, Survey of Popular and Rock Music, (Todd Smith) 3cr, HUM, CRN: 42161
    Open to all students. An introduction to the genres, forms and composers of popular music within the framework of a study of its historical and cultural context.
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Gary McKinney) 2cr, CRN: 40743
    An introductory seminar offering an exploration of academic content and essential questions within the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Includes embedded instruction in academic skills and use of campus resources pertinent to exploration of the FIG cluster theme. Concludes in a formal paper or academic presentation. When listening to a piece of music, what does a musician hear? Is it different from a non-musician? When reading a text, what does a professional writer notice? Is it different from a casual writer? Enhance your close reading and listening skills. Learn to hear with critical ears, to read with an active mind. We will have guests, both musicians and writers. (Past guests have included musicians Dana Lyons and Swil Kanim, and poets Bruce Beasley and Oliver de la Paz.)

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