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    Musicology

Musicology Courses

 

Graduate Courses

200A. Introduction to Music Scholarship. (6) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate musicology, ethnomusicology, and music students. Introduction to history of different fields of music scholarship (with strong focus on musicology) and to selected debates in those fields. Practical tools for research, logic and structure of arguments, evidence, critical thinking and critique, historiography, rhetoric and voice, and archival and ethnographic research. Introduction to practical written forms such as abstract, grant proposal, paper/book proposal, and review. Letter grading.

200B. Critical, Cultural, and Social Theory. (6) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate musicology, ethnomusicology, and music students. Introduction to issues surrounding music as social, cultural, and historical practice, with strong emphasis on critical, cultural, and social theory. May include introduction to social theory, materialist theories of culture, postcolonialism, critical theory, or overview of cultural theory or of group of theories selected by instructor, including feminism, performance studies, sociology, historiography, urban studies, anthropology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, gender, race, and sexuality studies, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies, disability studies, and so on. Introduction to set body of theory in its relation to study of music. Letter grading.

200C. Music Aesthetics, Analysis, and Philosophy. (6) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate musicology, ethnomusicology, and music students. Exploration of selected philosophical, aesthetic, and/or analytical perspectives on music to gain insight into selected analytical and philosophical approaches to phenomenon of music and to acquire skills in analyzing and interpreting variety of repertoires. Letter grading.

M201. Repertory and Analysis. (2) (Same as Music M201.) Seminar, two hours. Requisite or corequisite: course 200A. Exploration of defined repertory through readings and analysis. Specific topics vary. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

245. Seminar: Analytical/Repertoire Topics. (4) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate musicology students. Coverage of analytical topics that vary from year to year. May be repeated for credit. Meets with course 246; concurrent enrollment in both courses not allowed. Letter grading.

246. Audit Seminar: Analytical/Repertoire Topics. (2) Seminar, three hours. Requisite or corequisite: course 200A. Specific topics vary from year to year. May not be applied toward MA or PhD degree requirements. May be repeated for credit. Meets with course 245; concurrent enrollment in both courses not allowed. S/U grading.

248. Seminar: Special Topics in Musicology. (4) Seminar, three hours. Exploration of topics in musicology through variety of approaches that may include historical, theoretical, or analytical approaches to subjects within musicology. Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

250. Seminar: Theoretical Topics. (4) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate musicology students. Coverage of theoretical topics that vary from year to year. May be repeated for credit. Meets with course 251; concurrent enrollment in both courses not allowed. Letter grading.

251. Audit Seminar: Theoretical Topics. (2) Seminar, three hours. Requisite or corequisite: course 200A. Specific topics vary from year to year. May not be applied toward MA or PhD degree requirements. May be repeated for credit. Meets with course 250; concurrent enrollment in both courses not allowed. S/U grading.

255. Seminar: Historical Topics. (4) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate musicology students. Coverage of historical topics that vary from year to year. May be repeated for credit. Meets with course 256; concurrent enrollment in both courses not allowed. Letter grading.

256. Audit Seminar: Historical Topics. (2) Seminar, three hours. Requisite or corequisite: course 200A. Specific topics vary from year to year. May not be applied toward MA or PhD degree requirements. May be repeated for credit. Meets with course 255; concurrent enrollment in both courses not allowed. S/U grading.

259. Audit Seminar: Mapping Sonic Urban Geography of Los Angeles in 1940s. (2) Seminar, three hours. Limited to departmental graduate students and those in Urban Humanities Certificate Program. Exploration of methodologies and conceptual frameworks for mapping sonic urban geography of Los Angeles in 1940s. In-depth critical discussion of current theories of music and space and of most recently developed methodologies for undertaking ethnographic or anthropological study of sound, including recording and mapping soundscapes. May not be applied toward MA or PhD degree requirements. May be repeated for credit. Meets with course 260; concurrent enrollment in both courses not allowed. S/U grading.

260. Mapping Sonic Urban Geography of Los Angeles in 1940s. (4) Seminar, three hours. Limited to departmental graduate students and those in Urban Humanities Certificate Program. Exploration of methodologies and conceptual frameworks for mapping sonic urban geography of Los Angeles in 1940s. In-depth critical discussion of current theories of music and space and of most recently developed methodologies for undertaking ethnographic or anthropological study of sound, including recording and mapping soundscapes. Letter grading.

261. Topics in Performance Practice. (4) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Investigation of primary source readings in performance practices across history of Western music; analytical reports and practical applications in class demonstrations. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

CM288. Music Industry. (4) (Same as Ethnomusicology CM288 and Music CM282.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour; outside study, seven hours. Limited to Ethnomusicology, Music, and Musicology majors. Examination of influence of music industry on way music is created, performed, listened to, evaluated, and used today. Historical approach taken, beginning with music published in 18th century and continuing through development of audio recordings to MTV and popular music today. Concurrently scheduled with Music History CM186. Letter grading.

291. Teaching Western Musical Canon. (1) Seminar, three hours. Workshop series designed to prepare graduate musicology students to teach Western musical canon at undergraduate level. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

296. Research Topics in Musicology. (2 to 4) Seminar, two to four hours. Preparation: consultation with instructor. Designed for graduate musicology students. Advanced study and analysis of current topics in musicology. Discussion of current research and literature in research specialty of faculty member teaching course. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

298. Seminar: Research Methods. (2) Seminar, two hours. Limited to second-year graduate musicology students and students with master’s degrees. Development of advanced knowledge and bibliographic control in three historically separate areas of musicological specialization. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

299. Dissertation Research Colloquium. (2) Seminar, two hours. Preparation: advancement to PhD candidacy. Presentation of ongoing dissertation research. Analysis and discussion of presentations. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum. (1 to 4) Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

C490T. Early Music Ensemble. (4) 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 Music History CM90T. S/U or letter grading.

495. Introductory Practicum for Teaching Apprentices in Musicology. (4) Seminar, three hours. Preparation: appointment as teaching apprentice in Music or Musicology Department. Required of all new teaching apprentices. Special course dealing with problems and practices of teaching music at college level. May not be applied toward degree requirements. S/U grading.

596. Directed Individual Studies in Musicology. (2, 4, or 6) Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to graduate students. S/U or letter grading.

597. Preparation for MA Comprehensive Examination or PhD Qualifying Examinations. (2 or 4) Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: completion of all MA or PhD course and language requirements. Limited to graduate students. S/U grading.

599. Guidance of PhD Dissertation. (4, 8, or 12) Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: advancement to PhD candidacy. Limited to graduate students. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

   
   
 
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