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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

MUS 296 History of Musical Theatre

Fall-Spring Semesters

This survey course will examine the origins, development and significance of an intrinsically American performance genre; Musical Theatre.  Lectures will examine distinguishing style characteristics which have evolved from the early 20th Century to the present, and consider the social attitudes and cultural influences on this musical idiom.  Audio and video presentations will highlight the major works, composers and performers of the various eras of musical theatre.  This course does not require music reading skills.

3 credit hours
Satisfies Constellations - Creativity & The Arts and Media and Popular Culture for “Generation Next”