MUSC 4960 Philosophy of Music
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as MUS 96.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Critical examination of philosophical issues pertaining to music. Consideration of such issues as: the definition or concept of music, the ontology of music, musical meaning and understanding, musical expressiveness and arousal, musical representation, musical performance and authenticity of performance, the power and value of music, and the aesthetics of jazz, rock, and popular music. Classical and contemporary philosophers. (This course is the same as Philosophy 3512 [22.3].)
Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy or Core Studies 10 or Core Curriculum 1210 [2.1]; or one course in Music, or permission of the chairperson of the offering department.