FIG #12: Art and Music in Europe

FIG Pre-registration Fall 2017 is now closed. Please contact Rebecca McLean with any questions at (360)650-6607 or Rebecca.McLean@wwu.edu.


Cluster Description:
We know that history influences art, but can art also influence history? Students in this FIG pursue this and other questions as they critically examine how the shifting tides of this thing we call the human past have changed in the face of art and music, and also how art and music have had considerable impact on those shifts. Course assignments include readings, films, and sessions exploring the liberal arts university experience at Western.

Courses

Class
 Instructor 
 Days 
 Time 
 Credits 
 GUR 
Art History 230
Javier Berzal de Dios
TR
10:00-11:20 am
3
HUM 
Music 104
Grant Donnellan
MW
10:30-11:50 am
3
HUM 
Seminar 101
Susanne Seales
WF
12:00-12:50 pm
2
 

Total Credits:

8
 

Course Descriptions for Art and Music in Europe

  • Art History 230, Visual Culture in 15th and 16th Century Europe, (Javier Berzal de Dios) 3cr, HUM, CRN: 42094
    Art and visual culture in Western Europe 1400-1550.
  • Music 104, The Art of Listening to Music, (Grant Donnellan) 3cr, HUM, CRN: 44072
    Open to all students. Non-technical basis for enjoyable listening to music; performance practices relating to symphony orchestras, instrumental ensembles, opera, choral groups and solo performance.
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Susanne Seales) 2cr, CRN: 42299
    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. This seminar critically examines how the shifting tides of this thing we call the human past have changed the face of art and music in Europe, but also how art and music have had considerable impact on those shifts; In addition to a course packet of literature available on Canvas, we will peruse a selection of films, and (if applicable) sections of the Western Reads text for the year (given to all incoming freshman at Summerstart). Students will also spend about one-third of the in-class sessions exploring the liberal arts university experience at WWU.

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