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EDE 672 Social Studies Issues Through Literature And Music
3 Lecture Hours; 1 Conference Hour; 4 Credits
The course analyzes particular major issues throughout the human experience through the lens of various cultures and genres of music and literature. Students will use opera, musicals, operettas, and popular music in conjunction with folktales, legends, myths, non-fiction, memoir, fiction, and journalism to discern global, political, cultural, and historic issues of the time. The examination of setting, time, place, plot, melody, lyrics, composer and costuming of a particular production deepens understanding of the historical events that influence society.
Prerequisite: Matriculation in Sequence I of the Graduate Elementary Education Program or EDE 620
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