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MUS. 280 History of Electronic Music

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

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. 

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU Area C1), UC (IGETC Area 3A)