Music in the Sixties (MUSC2622)


The very term 'The Sixties' has lived on in myth as signifying a radical break with the past in the arts, literature and music. While these years saw a great change and social upheaval, this subject will seek link to the music of the era to much longer trajectories of social, political and aesthetic change. We will examine a wide range of music drawn from popular traditions, jazz and the avant garde. No formal music training is necessary.

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Further unit of study information


2 hrs/week


Comparative analysis 2,000 words each (20% each); Musical analysis, 1000 words (20%); major essay 3,000 words (30%); class participation (10%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


18 Junior credit points



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