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Classes for Non-Majors

CCM's Fine Arts Elective Courses

Complete your elective requirements while learning about rock 'n' roll, classic cinema or modern dance!

UC's College-Conservatory of Music offers dozens of different general studies and fine arts elective courses each semester. These credit-granting courses cover a wide range of topics and are open to all UC students!

View a complete list of course offerings below or view classes by discipline using the buttons to the right.

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ACTING FOR NON-MAJORS (3 credits)
FAM 1001-001 — 21718, (Monday/Wednesday, 1-2:20 p.m.)
FAM 1001-002 — 21719, (Monday/Wednesday, 6-7:20 p.m.)
FAM 1001-003 — 21720, (Monday/Wednesday, 4-5:20 p.m.)
FAM 1001-004 — 21721
, (TBA)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
An introductory course in the craft of acting designed for university students interested in theatre performance. Students will work on unscripted material in group improvisations and scripted material in the presentation of monologues or scenes. Basic actor vocabulary common to all styles of performance will be taught.
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ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BALLET FOR NON MAJORS (1-2 credits)
DNCE 2017-001 — 18839
(Tuesday/Thursday, 2-3:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
This course is intended for Musical Theatre students and non-CCM majors with prior training in classical ballet at the advanced/intermediate level. It is repeatable and is offered each semester. The ballet class will consist of a traditional ballet barre followed by center practice and enchainment following the usual progression. A preexisting knowledge of the ballet French terminology is required in addition to the physical mastery and overall knowledge of classical ballet expected at the advanced/intermediate level.
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AMERICAN MUSIC – ONLINE (3 credits)
FAM 2006-001 — 21729

Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, HP Historical Perspectives, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking
An online history of music in America c. 1620 to the present. Musical life as we experience it in the USA today is the product of a history that is in many ways unique, but never far from world-wide influences. This course surveys a wide variety of music along with the social, political and religious movements that have shaped American musical life right up to the present. Examines the contributions of numerous cultural groups, regional developments over four centuries, and the ways music reflects values, aspirations and problems of the population. Course topics include musical genres, styles, personalities and trends. Musical examples, discussions, quizzes and videos are all online. No prior experience with music required.
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ART OF RECORDING (3 credits)
FAM 1050-001 — 22277,
(Monday, 4:30-7:30 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy
Art of Recording focuses on the basic technical musical understanding needed to engage music at progressively deeper levels of understanding. Starting from simple listening experiences you will soon be able to appreciate what it means to be an "expert listener." A musician learns the function musical scales; a painter, the knowledge paint and brushes; a writer, the craft of words and sentences. The expert listener integrates specific gateways that can reveal the depths of sound possibilities. This course expresses the Art of Recording from basic sound physics, music and brain functions as they pertain to the technology used in producing the popular music we love over the last five decades.
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BALLET BASICS (3 credits)
DNCE 1011-001 — 18795
(Tuesday/Thursday, 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
DNCE 1011-002 — 18796
(Tuesday/Thursday, 7:30-8:40 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
This is an introductory course for any non-major wishing to learn the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a studio course, meaning students will be in the dance studio, in full attire (leotard, tights, ballet slippers for women; white T-shirt, tights and ballet shoes for men) learning the essentials of a traditional classical ballet class. We will study the French terminology associated with the movement and poses we dance in order to better facilitate learning and comprehension of the movement. Mind/body awareness will be facilitated while a more thorough knowledge of the art form including historical perspective, origin and philosophical issues as to its importance in today's cultural world will also be discussed.
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BALLET CONDITIONING FOR ATHLETES AND DANCE TEAM (3 credits)
DNCE 1019-001 — 18798
(Tuesday/Thursday 9:05-10:00 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
This is a beginning level of ballet designed especially for athletes and dance team members. As well as focusing on increasing the skill and artistry level within the parameters of classical ballet, the student will learn to understand the historical perspectives of the art form and the value it has to the culture of society. Within the framework of the traditional ballet class, students will focus on developing strong core muscles, as well as lengthening and toning of the body with additional mat work and conditioning exercises, as part of the conditioning program. Daily proper attire is expected for this class. Exercise bands and mat or towel are also required.
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BEGINNING BALLET (3 credits)
DNCE 1015-001 — 18797
(Tuesday/Thursday, 2:00-3:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
This is an introductory, potential one of two-term course for any non-major wishing to learn the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a studio course, meaning students will be in the dance studio, in full attire (leotard, tights, ballet slippers for women/ white t-shirt, tights and ballet shoes for men) learning the essentials of a traditional classical ballet class. We will study the French terminology associated with the movement and poses we dance in order to better facilitate learning and comprehension of the movement. Mind/body awareness will be facilitated while a more thorough knowledge of the art form including historical perspective, origin and philosophical issues as to its importance in today's cultural world will also be discussed.
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CLASSICAL GUITAR CLASS (2 credits)
This is a combined section class with undergraduate and graduate students
(Tuesday/Thursday, 12:20-1:15 p.m.)
GTAR 5175-001 — 16644 (undergrad)
GTAR 6075-001 — 16665 (graduate)

Breath of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
Applied course in basic guitar skills. Emphasis on playing classical and folk styles. Review of current published methods and materials. Open to non-CCM students. Course repeats each semester. Students provide their own nylon string guitars.
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DANCE APPRECIATION – ONLINE (3 credits)
DNCE 1095-001 — 18803
FAM 1095-001 — 21724
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts

This online course introduces dance as a performing art, focusing on the Western European and American dance forms of Ballet, Modern and Contemporary. The course will trace their development, historical development and cultural characteristics. Additional course topics will include viewing live dance performances.
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DIALOGUES OF MUSIC: A SOCRATIC APPROACH (3 credits)
FAM 1102-001 — 23090
(Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 3:35-4:30 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts
This course will explore contemporary musical topics through dialogue and reflection. Themed weeks will investigate the intersection of philosophy, aesthetics, and culture as they pertain to the musical experience. Within these three broad concepts, diverse topics (posed as questions) will range from the existential (What is Music?) to the social (Where do you find music?) to the economic (What is a fair way to pay creators for their music?). All are designed to focus and enrich the musical experience, while broadening student awareness of the music industry and endeavoring to answer questions that don't fit neatly into traditional music course contexts. Students will journal their reflections on these discussions, culminating in a final project, either written or practical.
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DIGITAL AUDIO FOR NON-MAJORS (3 credits)
EMED 2007-001 — 18874
(Tuesday/Thursday, 3:30-4:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of digital audio theory and practices through the development of basic digital audio production projects. Course topics include general production principles and theory of operation of digital audio workstations with an emphasis placed on internet radio, podcast, and commercial production processes. The student will be introduced to basic audio production techniques through the corresponding laboratory phase of this course. The student will be required to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of audio production and apply those principles in laboratory exercises. - Prerequisite Definition: To take this course you must: Have taken the following Courses EMDT1011C min grade D-, or EMED1005 min grade D-, or EMED1015 min grade D-.
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DIGITAL VIDEO FOR NON-MAJORS (3 credits)
EMED 2002-001 — 18871
(Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:50 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas:
CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration The medium of digital video has become an increasingly pervasive means of communication in contemporary culture. Digital Video allows students to apply media aesthetic theory, processes and techniques in communicating their ideas to a specified audience via the digital video production process. While taking this course, each student is required to write, produce, shoot and edit several projects using digital video cameras, working in a digital nonlinear editing environment and delivering their content through a variety of digital distribution channels to a specified audience. Prerequisite Definition: To take this course you must have taken the following courses EMDT1011C min grade D-, or EMED1006 min grade D-, or EMED1016 min grade D-.
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DISNEY’S ANIMATED MUSICALS (3 credits)
FAM 2090-001 — 22812
(Tuesday/Thursday, 12:30-1:50 p.m.; Tuesday, 2-4 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts

This course explores the genre of the animate film musical with a special emphasis on its presumed originator; the Walt Disney Studios. We will consider the unique expressive properties of this form, examining the ways in which both song and the animated medium distort, rearrange and reflect the world for its audiences. As we trace the genre's history and evolution from the earliest experiments with sound technology to the latest multi-billion-dollar franchises, we will simultaneously track shifting trends in popular song and film This history will run alongside discussions of Disney's complex and often problematic roles as a purveyor of American and global entertainment. 
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EXPERIMENTAL ROCK 1960S AND 1970S (3 credits)
FAM 2013-001 — 21731
(Tuesday/Thursday, 1:30-2:50 p.m.)
FAM 2013-002 — 21732
(Online)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, DC Diversity and Culture, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integrati
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This course will provide a detailed overview of the tools, techniques and musical styles which had a tremendous impact on the aesthetic of various genres of rock music in the 1960s and 1970s, the resonance of which can be observed in many mainstream and non-mainstream musical trends of the last 30 years. It will begin with an examination of multi-tracking tape machines: their development and techniques such as sound on sound, tape-delay and flange, which had become standard practice in studios by the late 1960s. This is followed by a technical overview of electronic instruments, specifically the synthesizer, whose development will be traced from the Theremin. Musical trends such as the 1950s avant-garde and Minimalism will serve as a bridge to examinations of seminal bands such as the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Can, Neu:, Brian Eno and the Talking Heads among others. The technical knowledge gained from the initial lectures on tape techniques and electronic instruments will be used to gain a deeper understanding of the music of these artists.
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FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC NON-MAJORS (3 credits)
FAM 1100-001 — 21725
(Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 2:30-3:25 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts

The appreciation of music is enhanced by a deeper knowledge of musical materials and structures. This introductory course will focus on reading and writing music in treble, bass and C-clefs; using rhythms as complicated as triplets in simple and compound meters; recognizing intervals and chords; and understanding basic forms used in popular and classical music. The skills learned in this course will provide the basis for further study and understanding of music of all genres.
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GOING TO THE MOVIES: 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS (3 Credits)
EMED 1075-001 — 18868
(Tuesday, 6-8:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, HU Humanities and Literature, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, SR Social Responsibility

Through lectures and screenings of classic films students will explore the evolution of the motion picture as a unique and significant form of expression. The course includes investigation into film style and structure, distribution and consumption. Students will be guided in the development of aesthetic criteria for critical examination.
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GROUP PIANO FOR NON-MUSIC MAJORS I (3 credits)
PIAN 1001-001 — 20563
(Tuesday/Thursday, 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
PIAN 1001-002 — 20564
(Tuesday/Thursday, 9:05-10 a.m.)
PIAN 1001-003 — 20565
(Tuesday/Thursday, 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
PIAN 1001-004 — 20566
(Tuesday/Thursday, 1:25-2:20 p.m.)
PIAN 1001-005 — 20567
(Tuesday/Thursday, 12:20-1:15 p.m.)
Breath of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration

Designed for those with little or no piano experience; teaches the fundamentals of reading music, playing by ear, using chord charts and improving finger flexibility.
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HAMILTON: A MUSICAL THEATRE REVOLUTION (3 credits)
FAM 2075-001 — 22514
(Monday/Wednesday 1-2:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: DC Diversity and Culture, FA Fine Arts, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration, SR Social Responsibility

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton has been credited as revolutionary and a game changer in the history of the American musical since its off-Broadway opening in 2015. This course explores the revolutionary aspect of this musical, covering song and plot conventions of musical theater as they appear in musicals from the 1920s to the present and investigating how Miranda employs, challenges and transforms them in Hamilton. We will also consider Hamilton among other "history musicals," its relationship with popular music (especially hip-hop and socio-political issues of race and ethnicity derived from Miranda's choice to offer a multi-racial cast to represent the Founding Fathers. We will thus contextualize Hamilton in musical theater history and investigate what aspects of the musical are conventional and which ones are original.
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HIP HOP DANCE (3 credits)
DNCE 1050-001 — 18801
(Monday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, CM Critical Thinking
A beginning/intermediate level dance course with no experience required. This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of Hip-Hop through choreographed dances. Hip-Hop style similar to that seen on current music videos will be the style taught in class. Individual work, floor work and partner work will be emphasized. Combinations will be performed to Rap and R&B music.
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HISTORY ROCK AND ROLL I – ONLINE (3 credits)
FAM 3031-001 — 21746
FAM 3031-002 — 21747
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts

Rock and Roll had humble beginnings in the Southeastern United States, but over time it developed into a force beyond mere entertainment that has defined youth culture on a global scale. Rock and Roll culture is embedded in the fabric of youth identity. Rock and Roll music is a commodity that young people use daily, often with an obsessive devotion. Marketing campaigns that target youth are so relentless that young people are under enormous media and social pressure to join the ranks of consumers. The goal of History of Rock and Roll is, therefore, threefold: 1. To provide for students a chronological survey that examines the relationship between the music, its most successful and colorful artists, the associated recording technology and the impact of the genre on American culture; 2. Through critical listening and reading, the course will provide students with useful, evaluative tools so that they can make historically informed and thoughtful decisions about the music they select and enjoy; 3. Finally, the course will encourage students to seek and appreciate new styles, and perhaps inspire those who seek a career as a pop music artist. No prerequisite.
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INTEGRATED MEDIA PRODUCTION 1 FOR NON-MAJORS – ONLINE (3 credits)
EMED 1015-001 — 18865
(Online)
EMED 1015-002 — 18866
(Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, TI Technology and Innovation
Media convergence is a vital component of our new media culture. In new media there is a melding of production, design and message with user-experience. Integrated Media Production I is an introductory course - the first of a two-course sequence within the E-Media major at CCM - that provides students with a theoretical and practical foundation in the intersecting worlds of digital media production, content development, and new media design. This course is an overview of concepts and processes in convergent media production.
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INTERMEDIATE BALLET FOR NON-MAJORS (3 credits)
DNCE 2015-001 — 18837 (Tuesday/Thursday, 3:35-4:50 p.m.)
DNCE 2015-002 — 18838 (Tuesday/Thursday, 5:15-6:45 p.m.)
DNCE 2015-003 — 22527 (Tuesday/Thursday, 9:05 a.m.-10 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
This is a ballet course designed for dancers with previous ballet training. It is a repeatable course for the non-major wishing to further pursue the complexities and artistic nuances of classical ballet technique. It is a studio course, meaning students will be in the dance studio, in full attire (leotard, tights, ballet slippers for women/ white t-shirt, tights and ballet shoes for men) learning the essentials of a traditional classical ballet class. We will study the French terminology associated with more complex movement and positions we dance in order to better facilitate learning and comprehension of the movement. Mind/body awareness will be facilitated while a more thorough knowledge of the art form including historical perspective, origin and philosophical issues as to its importance in today's cultural world will also be discussed.
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INTERMEDIATE MODERN DANCE (3 credits)
DNCE2071-001 — 18842
(Monday/Wednesday, 9:05-10 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
A one semester, repeatable, by audition or permission of instructor only course for non-dance majors, providing a more sophisticated approach to the techniques and movement vocabulary of contemporary and modern dance. Students will also continue to explore and further develop fundamental movement principles while emphasizing the cultivation of improvisational and performance skills. The student will also develop the critical perspectives necessary to analyze and further appreciate dance as an art form and educational tool within our society.
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INTRODUCTION TO ARTS ADMINISTRATION FOR NON-MAJORS (4 credits)
This is a combined section class with undergraduate and graduate students
(Monday/Wednesday, 9:05.-10:45 a.m.)
AADM 5160-001 — 20227 (undergraduate)
AADM 6060-001 —20228 (graduate)

This course offers an introduction to the theory and practice of American not-for-profit arts administration/management. The course opens with an introduction to the not-for-profit profit sector. The not-for-profit arts sector is then examined in this context. The second section of the course consists of an overview of the principles and practice of not-for-profit arts administration/management. The topics of mission, governance and leadership, human resources, strategic and financial management and the development of revenue resources to support mission are covered. Through readings, lectures and class discussions, students will apply those principles to the case study of an actual organization and, time permitting, will model the creation of an organizational plan outline for a small not-for-profit performing arts organization. Prerequisite Definition: To take this course you must be enrolled in the following program 16BAC.
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INTRODUCTION TO STAGE LIGHTING AND SOUND (3 credits)
THPR 1020C-001 — 19511 (Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30-10:50 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts
In this course, the student will learn hands on skills with lighting and sound equipment, while discovering the ways in which modern technology can be effectively applied as a key production element in drama, musical theatre, opera and dance. Through experiences both practical and theoretical, each student will gain operational skills and recognize the importance of teamwork and collaboration in creating art and discovering a personal aesthetic.
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JAMMIN’ WITH LAPTOPS (3 credits)
FAM 2014-001 —21733
(Tuesday/Thursday, 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
This course will explore the potentials of laptop computers for music making. Various technical topics, including analog v. digital sound, audio software, effects, gear, MIDI and audio programming languages will be surveyed. In addition, a survey of the history of computer music will be conducted by way of an investigation into seminal readings and recordings. Both of these inquiries will provide participants with the technical and analytical skills to utilize their laptops to creative ends. Participants will also be expected to work in small groups on creative projects.
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JAMMIN’ WITH LAPTOPS – ONLINE (3 credits)
FAM 2023-001 — 21735
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, CM Effective Communication, KI Knowledge Integration

In this course, you will play, record, and make music with online instruments. There are three units, and each unit includes a distinctive music making session; Individual Session (Unit 1), Collaborative Session (Unit 2), and Creative Jam Session (Unit 3 In the Unit 1, you will individually study the basic knowledge of music making, including identifying musical instruments, playing online instruments, and recording the music that you played through the exercises. In the Midterm Exam, you will be asked to answer the basic knowledge that you have learned so far. In the Unit 2 and 3, you will form your laptop band with your online classmates to play and record music together. In the Unit 2, you will collaborate with 1~2 classmate(s) to complete the assignment together. In the Unit 3, you will collaborate with 2~4 classmates to create your own band under your instruction to direct your band members, and play for your band member's music under their respective directions. In the Final Exam, you will be asked to answer all the materials that you have learned.
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JAPANESE POP, ANIME AND VIDEO GAME MUSIC – ONLINE (3 credits)
FAM 2050-002 — 21737
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: DC Diversity and Culture, FA Fine Arts, CM Effective Communication

You will learn the evolution of Japanese Pop, Anime and Video Game Music (post 1980) including anime theme songs, video game music and popular songs. Each topic will provide the composer's biography, historical background, and word-by-word translation of lyrics, and will investigate the cultural differences between Japan and America.
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JAZZ APPRECIATION (3 credits)
FAM 2051-001 — 21738
(Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30-10:50 a.m.)
FAM 2051-002 — 21739 (Tuesday 6-8:30 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: DC Diversity and Culture, FA Fine Arts, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
A one semester overview of America's true art form: jazz. The course will introduce students to the various styles of jazz, its major performers, its history and origins, and will also involve attending jazz performances at CCM or elsewhere.
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LEGENDS OF DANCE IN AMERICA – ONLINE (3 credits)
DNCE 1094-001 — 18802
FAM 1094-001 — 21723
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts

This course introduces dance legends of Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Dance, their significant contribution to the world of dance in America, as well as the passion and insight that brought the legends to their height of success. Additional course topics include viewing live dance performances.
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LIVE AT CCM (2-3 credits)
FAM 1060-001 — 21722 (TBA)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration

Through this course, students will have the opportunity to experience concerts at CCM in a directed environment. Learn about a broad range of music and style through exposure to a wide variety of instrumental ensembles. Attend orchestral, wind ensemble, choral, jazz and contemporary music programs and more with the chance to discuss and write about them through interaction with knowledgeable graduate assistants and the directors of the respective ensembles themselves.
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MODERN DANCE BASICS ONLINE (3 credits)
DNCE 1022-001 — 21943
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts

A one semester, repeatable course for non-dance majors, providing an introduction to the techniques and movement vocabulary of contemporary and modern dance. Students will also explore fundamental movement principles while emphasizing the development of improvisational and performance skills. The student will also develop the critical perspectives necessary to analyze and further appreciate dance as an art form and educational tool with cultural values. Through interactive online instruction students use recording devices (e.g., smartphones, laptops and camcorders) to develop their dance technique while building a dance community. To complete assignments students may film the dances with friends and/or family in locations of their choosing. (e.g., dorm room, apartment, basement, backyard, park and riverside). Students may also utilize the 414 Video Production Room in Langsam Library.
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MUSIC AND POLITICS (3 credits)
FAM 2018-001 — 21734
(Monday/Wednesday, 11:15 a.m.-12:35 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts, KI Knowledge Integration, SE Social and Ethical Issues
This course examines the impact of music on politics during the last 100 years in the contemporary classical realm, as well as folk and popular musical styles. Students will become familiar with prominent politically influenced musicians and composers such as Fela Kuti, Woody Guthrie, Bob Marley and Frederic Rzewski. Also, this class will cover the impact on music from major political and historical events throughout the century, such as World War II's influence on jazz, or the life and career of Dmitri Shostakovich under Stalin's Soviet Union. By studying the biographies and major works of this broad spectrum of musicians, students will be able to outline the diverse characteristics of politically oriented music.
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MUSIC APPRECIATION – ONLINE (3 credits)
FAM 2005-001 — 21727
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: DC Diversity and Culture, FA Fine Arts

An online course that introduces students to a wide range of music in the Western World, covering several historical periods, including our own time. Examines musical styles, musical terms, composers and other aspects of the music listening experience. Considers the historical and cultural context of musical activity and the way it has shaped the musical life from medieval Europe up to the present in our own communities. Students will discuss their own experiences with music and have the opportunity to attend a musical performance of their choice, near where they live, for class credit. Musical examples, discussions, quizzes, videos and film are all online. No prior experience with music required.
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MUSIC OF THE BEATLES (3 credits)
FAM 2061-001 — 21740
(Online)
FAM 2061-002 — 21741
(Online)    
FAM 2061-003 —21742
(Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-01:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts, HP Historical Perspectives

The Music of the Beatles has made an impact in the whole world both musically and sociologically. The Beatles are considered one of the most influential bands of any era. Their music reflects the cultural and social revolution of the 1960s and serves as a model for understanding all subsequent popular music. This class will chronologically trace the development of the Beatles from their early days through the band's dissolution. There will be analysis of selected compositions with regard to lyrics, harmony, song structure, instrumentation, and arranging. This class will examine their groundbreaking production techniques, individual writing styles, and the impact of their music on other musicians and social trends.
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MUSIC OF WOODSTOCK (3 credits)
FAM 2070-001 — 21743
(Tuesday, 6:30-9:10 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, SE Social and Ethical Issues, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
The course thoroughly examines the musical artists and the works they performed at history's most iconic pop music festival, Woodstock (officially the "Woodstock Music and Art Fair"). As many as half a million people or more, descending on a dairy farm in upstate New York in August of 1969 for "three days of peace and music," were treated to a wildly diverse lineup of musicians and artists hailing from no less than five different continents. The Woodstock Festival is the perfect prism through which to view the 1960s popular scene, when various streams of musical genres converged to forge a new breed of "pop"; the soundtrack of the counterculture and a young, idealistic generation. How did a music festival, let alone pop music in general, become a catalyst for social, political and artistic change and upheaval? How was the motley assortment of musicians of various stripes, genres, genders and ethnicities received by the crowd, temporarily the fourth-largest city in New York? How did this crowd co-exist and survive without virtually any of the realities that plague a similar-sized urban center? These are just a few of the many questions posed in this course as we study and — equally as important — savor and experience the musical performances of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
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MUSIC WHERE YOU LIVE – ONLINE (3 credits)
FAM 2010-001 — 22778

Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts
An online music class focused on the live music scene where the individual student lives. Students will attend live performances in their own communities and experience different musical genres or styles. Each student, in her/his own location, will interview professionals in the music world, and investigate public and private arts funding at the local level and beyond. Online, students will present findings, participate in discussions, and reflect on the impact of musical activity on their community. Students must be able to attend events of their choice (within class-guidelines) in their community or region. All common readings, discussion boards, and assignment instructions will be provided online. No textbook.
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STAGE LIGHTING LAB AND CREW FOR NON-MAJORS (1-2 credits)
THPR 1018C-001 — 21611
(Friday, 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking
Practical production undergraduate crew work in the execution of stage lighting designs for major opera, musical theatre, dance and dramatic productions. Each student will practice their understanding in accomplishing the execution of a realized lighting design project(s). Non-typical work session hours required (evening and weekends) for installation and running crews for productions. May be repeated for credit.
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THEATRE HISTORY FOR NON-MAJORS (3 credits)
DRPF 2054-001 — 13353 (Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m.)
DRPF 2054-002 — 13354 (Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 2:30-3:25 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts, HP Historical Perspectives
History of Theatre is a chronological look at the rise of Western theatre from ancient times to the Renaissance. The course examines how theatre emerges, its dramatic structure, styles of acting, various visual elements and different production techniques. The course also explores how theatre artisans built upon the experiences of one another, introduces key figures from theatre history and shows how theatre continues to influence us today.
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THE EVOLUTION OF THE TELEVISION COMEDY (3 credits)
EMED 1050-001 — 18867
(Wednesday, 6-8:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, HU Humanities and Literature, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, SR Social Responsibility

Through lectures and screenings of classic scenes and episodes, students will explore the American television comedy as a significant form of storytelling, as a uniquely elastic form of expression and contemporary critique and as an exceptionally creative and influential art. The course includes investigation into comedy and sitcom style and structure, as well as historical and societal context and impact. Students will be guided in the development of aesthetic criteria for critical examination. This course is focused in the historical and cultural development of television comedies from their pre-TV origins to their contemporary manifestations. Students will develop the strategies for reading media properly while also investigating the historical, literary, cultural and aesthetic contributions of television to 20th and 21st century art forms.
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WHAT’S HOT IN POPULAR MUSIC – ONLINE (3 credits)
FAM 2062-001 — 21744
FAM 2062-002 — 21745
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: DC Diversity and Culture, SE Social and Ethical Issues, CM Effective Communication, KI Knowledge Integration

This online course examines current popular music in its trending styles and genres. Students will critique selected songs from the weekly "Billboard" charts and various other media resources, including You Tube and digital download statistics, and consider both the hottest artists as well as promising up-and-comers. Students will develop skills for evaluating artistic intent with respect to lyrics, some basic literary techniques, melody, harmony, rhythm, song form and psychology, and with a look at cutting edge production techniques. Students will identify and compare unique composing and performing styles of today's artists and identify links between the music business and societal trends. Weekly activity will include reading, viewing and listening to examples online and completing assignments on Canopy. No prerequisite. No textbook.
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VOICE CLASS (1-2 credits)
VOIC 1075-001 — 21537
(Thursday, 2-2:55 p.m.)
VOIC 1075-002 — 21538 (Tuesday, 4-4:55 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts

Voice Class is intended to impart the rudiments of classical vocal technique. Topics addressed include breathing for singing, phonation, anatomy of the breathing process, anatomy of the larynx, posture, vowel formation and characteristics of consonant sounds. The class will culminate in the student performing a song in English.
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WORLD MUSIC – ONLINE (3 credits)
FAM 2007-001 — 22777
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: DC Diversity and Culture, FA Fine Arts, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
An online overview of music from many cultures and regions throughout the world, examining primarily non-Western traditions. The course surveys a wide variety of music from several continents and regions, including urban and rural subcultures. Examines music as a traditional cultural phenomenon with emphasis on these cultures and their music in the world today. Topics include musical instruments and sounds from across the globe, the social roles of musicians in different cultures, music and religion, and today's fusions of musical sounds that transcend traditional definitions. Musical examples, discussions, quizzes, and videos are all online. No prior experience with music required.

Registration Info

UC students can register online at webapps2.uc.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.