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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 194 Cries, Pleas, and Roars: Statements of Identity in Modern Music

Humans are frequently requested to define our existence via our experiences, our relationships, and our values. As members of numerous collectives (ancestral, social, educational, etc.), it seems our identity is often pre-determined. Some details of our existence require an uncomplicated explanation; some necessitate more reflection. This course will examine how artistic expression through music provides a narrative to our individuality. In the process, student analysis will ascertain if musical messages are forthright, ambiguous, or contradictory.