Musicology Lower-Division Courses

3. Introduction to Classical Music. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 3.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of music of Western classical tradition, with emphasis on historical context, musical meanings, and creation of tradition itself. P/NP or letter grading.

5. History of Rock and Roll. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 5.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Analysis of forms, practices, and meanings of rock and roll music, broadly conceived, from its origin to present. Emphasis on how this music has reflected and influenced changes in sexual, racial, and class identities and attitudes. Credit for both courses 5 and 185 not allowed. Letter grading.

M6A-M6B-M6C. Introduction to Musicianship. (2-2-2) (Formerly numbered Music History M6A-M6B-M6C.) (Same as Ethnomusicology M6A-M6B-M6C and Music M6A-M6B-M6C.) Laboratory, four hours. Preparation: placement examination. Course M6A is enforced requisite to M6B, which is enforced requisite to M6C. Students must receive grade of C− or better to proceed to next course in sequence. Introduction to musicianship through in-depth exploration of basic common musical elements and training in aural recognition, sight singing, dictation, and keyboard skills. Focus on topics such as tonal and modal harmony, rhythm, improvisation, composition, notation, and ear training to prepare students for later theory courses, participation in music ensembles, advanced study in music, and professional careers. Letter grading.

7. Film and Music. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 7.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. History of music and cinema, particularly ways music is used to produce meanings in conjunction with visual image. Credit for both courses 7 and 177 not allowed. P/NP or letter grading.

8. History of Electronic Dance Music. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 8.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of groove-based electrified dance music from its origins in 1960s pop and soul to present, covering disco, house, techno, ambient, rave, and jungle. Emphasis on interaction of technology, musical structures, psychoactive drugs, and club cultures to induce altered states of musical consciousness; promise (versus reality of) political and spiritual transformation; electronic dance music as new art music. P/NP or letter grading.

9. American Popular Song. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 9.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. American popular music before advent of rock and roll in 1950s, with special emphasis on song tradition of Tin Pan Alley. P/NP or letter grading.

12W. Writing about Music. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 12W.) Lecture, four hours; laboratory, one hour. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Emphasis on learning specific skills, incorporating technical description, historical contextualization, subjective reaction, and certain stylistic conventions necessary in writing about music. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

13. Punk: Music, History, Subculture. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 13.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Developments in punk music in their historical and subcultural contexts. Survey of prepunk and musical antecedents in 1960s, rise of punk in 1970s, and tracing of its expressive trajectories to present day. P/NP or letter grading.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

28A-28B-28C. Collegium Musicum. (2-2-2) (Formerly numbered Music History 28A-28B-28C.) Lecture, three hours. Preparation: ability to read music. Group performance of Western vocal and instrumental music. P/NP or letter grading. 28A. Medieval Period; 28B. Renaissance Period; 28C. 17th and 18th Centuries.

35. Introduction to Opera. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 35.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Exploration of history of opera from its origins in Florentine Camerata in Italy in early 17th century, through ages of Enlightenment and Romanticism, and ending with modern era of early 20th century. History of opera, biography of composers and singers, operatic conventions, dramaturgy, plot, stagings, hermeneutics of opera, and musical style, with focus on learning appreciation of music of opera within rich context of its compelling history. P/NP or letter grading.

60. American Musical. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 60.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, 90 minutes. Survey of American musical in 20th century, beginning with its roots in operetta, vaudeville, and Gilbert and Sullivan, and focusing on its connections to politics, technology, film, opera, and variety of popular musical styles, including Tin Pan Alley, jazz, and rock. Credit for both courses 60 and 160 not allowed. P/NP or letter grading.

61. Music in Los Angeles. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 61.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Exploration of history of music in Los Angeles. From Spanish missions and history of Los Angeles to greater emphasis on music in 20th century, with special focus on European émigrés, internment and postwar history of Japanese American community, Chicano and Mexican American music to present, African American traditions including jazz on Central Avenue, 1960s Laurel Canyon and rock scene, and more recent history that includes developments in punk and hip-hop. P/NP or letter grading.

62. Mozart. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 62.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Designed for students who do not read music. Life, works, and mythology of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in context of both his age and our own. Credit for both courses 62 and 162 not allowed. P/NP or letter grading.

63. Bach. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 63.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Designed for undergraduate students. Life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Credit for both courses 63 and 163 not allowed. P/NP or letter grading.

64. Motown and Soul: African American Popular Music of 1960s. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 64.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of developments in post-World War II African American popular music, with special attention to musical achievements of Motown Records, Stax, and other rhythm and blues, funk, and soul music centers of production. Relationships between musical forms and cultural issues of 1960s, including Civil Rights Movement, counterculture, black nationalism, capitalism, and separatism, and larger dimensions of African American experience as mediated through groove-based music. Credit for both courses 64 and 164 not allowed. P/NP or letter grading.

65. Blues in American Music. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 65.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. History of blues, both as specific genre and as range of techniques and approaches that have been at center of American music and culture, from 19th-century roots to present. Exploration of commonly accepted blues mainstream exemplified by figures like Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, and B.B. King, but also central role blues has played in jazz, folk, country, gospel, rock, soul, and rap. While following evolution of music through 20th century, examination of how blues has served as metaphor for African American culture as it permeates American traditions. Credit for both courses 65 and 165 not allowed. P/NP or letter grading.

66. Getting Medieval. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 66.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Exploration of idea of medievalism in music and culture from Wagner to video games. Music covered includes film scores, opera, Gregorian chant, early music revival, folk songs, progressive rock, and Goth. Credit for both courses 66 and 166 not allowed. Letter grading.

M67. Popular Jewish and Israeli Music. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History M67.) (Same as Jewish Studies M67.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Music of Jews is diverse. With history of several thousand years and series of developments in modernity, music in Jewish life covers variety of styles found in many contexts. Exploration of music of Jews within last 100 years, with focus on popular music of Jews in America and Israel. Examination of music in Israel, with focus on songs of land of Israel, Israeli rock, and Muzika Mizrachit (Middle Eastern popular music). P/NP or letter grading.

68. Beatles. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 68.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Examination of life and music of Beatles within social and historical context of 1960s. Credit for both courses 68 and 168 not allowed. P/NP or letter grading.

69. Music and Politics. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 69.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Exploration and demonstration of various ways in which music is informed by and informs politics. From individual performances to mass demonstrations, music is recognizable as a political act and tool that is not simply representative, but also constitutive, meaning that music creates belief systems (politics). Examination of development and use of music by social movements, political parties, and nations, and critical listening practices to better hear world around us and sounds that compose its futures. P/NP or letter grading.

70. Beethoven. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 70.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Designed for undergraduate students. Life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven. Credit for both courses 70 and 170 not allowed. P/NP or letter grading.

71. Listening. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 70.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to humanistic study of listening, as perceptual modality for engaging others and world, with focus on experience, history, politics, and ethics of listening. Hearing is shared perceptive faculty among able-bodied people, but listening practices are shaped by history, society, and culture. Hearing people listen differently depending on when, where, and how they live, as well as who they are as individuals. P/NP or letter grading.

72. Sacred Music. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 72.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Study of forms and liturgies of Western church music. Credit for both courses 72 and 172 not allowed. P/NP or letter grading.

M73. Music and Religion in Popular Culture. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History M73.) (Same as Ethnomusicology M73.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of popular music in religious traditions since the 1970s. Growth of music in Jewish denominations, including Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative, and Christian contemporary music, from evangelical to cross-over artists performing in mainstream. Credit for both courses M73 and M173 not allowed. P/NP or letter grading.

75. History of Jazz. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 75.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. History and analysis of variety of jazz styles, from late 19th-century forerunners to present, with emphasis on social meanings of musical practices. Letter grading.

79. Dancehall, Rap, Reggaeton : Beats, Rhymes, and Routes in African Diaspora. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 79.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of histories of three closely connected music genres: Jamaican dancehall, U.S. rap, and Puerto Rican/Panamanian reggaeton. Introduction to major performers in each genre, comparison of stylistic traits associated with each music, and exploration of technologies associated with contemporary music production. P/NP or letter grading.

88. Sophomore Seminars: Music History. (2) (Formerly numbered Music History 88.) Seminar, two hours. Designed for sophomore Music History majors or students interested in pursuing Music History major. Introduction to music history as academic discipline, with particular emphasis on musicology at UCLA. Study of music and its history and consideration of theoretical issues central to musicology as it is practiced today, including gender and sexuality, music and politics, race, popular music studies, and jazz studies. Letter grading.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

89HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

CM90T. Early Music Ensemble. (4) (Formerly numbered Music History CM90T.) (Same as Music M90T.) Activity, four hours. Preparation: audition. Group performance of Western vocal and instrumental music from historical periods prior to 1800. Early instruments may be used at instructor’s discretion. May be repeated for credit without limitation. May be concurrently scheduled with course C490T. P/NP or letter grading.

94. Music and Internet. (5) (Formerly numbered Music History 94.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of changes undergone by music in digital environment. As music becomes increasingly pervasive — found everywhere, yet living nowhere special — what social, economic, political, and aesthetic forces are determining centers of attention? Examination of formative force of Internet on sounds themselves. What kinds of noises develop logically within digital context, where creative freedoms and public disinterest are equally apparent? What does Internet sound like? P/NP or letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.