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MUS095 PO - Musical Mathematics, Mathematical Music

When Offered: Spring 2021.
Instructor(s): J. Rockwell
Credit: 1

This course examines mathematical approaches to understanding music as well as musical repertoire that has a basis in mathematical principles. Considers the philosophical foundations for the study of musical proportion, and explores topics including musical set theory, group theory, graph theory, and geometries of music. Analyzes examples of Baroque counterpoint, 19th-century chromatic music, 20th-century concert music, world music, and American popular music. Some prior knowledge of either music or mathematics is helpful but not necessary. Letter grade only.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 1; Speaking Intensive



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