HUMN166 Europe Since 1789 - An Operatic Approach (Experimental)

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Humanities

I. Course Number and Title
HUMN166 Europe Since 1789 - An Operatic Approach (Experimental)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
The political and intellectual movements that swept Europe from the French Revolution to the present have found some of their most powerful expressions in a characteristically European art form -- opera. This course examines fifteen major operas of the period, focusing on the historical fusion of literature and music in presenting ideals, philosophies, and political goals.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. Understand musical and operatic terminology;
    2. Learn the principal, cultural, and political movements of the period 1789-1945; and
    3. Learn the plot and selected musical excerpts of 15 major operas.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Fifteen operas in chronological sequence of composition:

    1. The Magic Flute
    2. The Barber of Seville
    3. Lucia di Hammermoor
    4. Rrjoletto
    5. Die Walkinere
    6. Carmen
    7. Boris Godnnor
    8. Arda
    9. The Queen of Spades
    10. Otello
    11. The Tales of Hoffermann
    12. La Boheme
    13. Tosea
    14. Sadome
    15. The Turn of the Screw
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    • Audio and videotapes supplied by instructor
    • Phil Goulding, A Ticket to the Opera

Review/Approval Date - Unavailable; New Core 8/2015