Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
Overview of the development of electronic music from the late 19th century to present.
Exploration of how the development of technology has impacted music and culture over
time. Topics include early electronic musical instruments, new musical styles, the
introduction of the synthesizer and drum machine, the role of the computer in music
production and the rise of mainstream electronic music. In addition, students will
analyze historically significant works from the experimental art music of the mid-20th
century through the popular forms of music today.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU Area C1), UC (IGETC Area 3A)