Openings are available in MU 150 Music in Western Culture!
MU150 is designed for the non-music major.
This Block 6 course covers the mid-seventeenth through the mid-twentieth centuries featuring the music of the Classical, Romantic, and Early Modern periods. The music of each period will be examined in terms of its stylistic characteristics, its performance practices and its function within the society. Selected genres, composers and musical form will be studied through directed listening sessions. Special attention will be given to the aesthetic ideas that shaped the music of each period.

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This Block 6 upper-level course explores the roots and branches of folk music in the United States of America with an emphasis on the bluegrass tradition. Given the inherently social nature of the subject, students consider music of the past and present through a combination of oral history and performance. Co-taught by a musicologist and professional bluegrass musician, students enhance their documentary, listening, and analytical skills, while emerging themselves in the tradition through performance. Instrumental and vocal tutorials provide both musical instruction and a sense of the development of the tradition over the course of time. Emphasis placed on the process of creation, including authorship, arranging, and presentation. The course culminates with attendance at the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown over block break, where students experience and put into practice material from the course.

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If you’re a student leader of a peer-to-peer support group and are interested in having conversation with other student leaders on increasing visibility of peer resources on campus, the PEEPs (Prevention Education and Empowerment for Peers) student group invites you to participate in discussion of a new campaign.

For more information, contact Chris Walters at cwalters@coloradocollege.edu

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FRENCH PHILOSOPHY IN CONTEXT: 1930 TO THE PRESENT

Block 2, Jonathan Lee & Dennis McEnnerney – taught in Paris

Interested in “French Philosophy in Context: 1930 to the Present,” a block 2 course offered next fall IN PARIS by Jonathan Lee and Dennis McEnnerney?

Come to an information session this coming Monday, 4 Feb., at 12:15-12:45 p.m. in 256A Armstrong.

This course explores the development of French philosophy from the interwar period to the present. Using the city of Paris as its context, the course examines how dramatic social and political challenges influenced the paths of French philosophical reflection, moving thinkers to question the foundations of knowledge, morals, and politics, leading ultimately to what might be called a “decentered” cosmopolitanism.

Live in one of the best, liveliest neighborhoods of Paris, and study philosophy where it happened and is happening! With field trips to relevant sites in Paris and class visits by contemporary French philosophers.

Program fee of approximately $4100; airfare and most meals not included. Financial aid available for students with demonstrable need. The information session will introduce the course and the application procedure, and give details about expenses and aid. Questions? Contact Jonathan Lee (mailto:jlee@coloradocollege.edu)or Dennis McEnnerney (mailto:dennismc@coloradocollege.edu).

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Apply now to spend six weeks immersed in Portuguese language and Afro-Brazilian cultures in Salvador, Brazil. No prior Portuguese language necessary; advanced students welcome. Students will travel within the northeast region of Brazil and students will live with host-families for the duration of their stay.

Contact Professor Naomi Wood nwood@coloradocollege.edu for more details and/or apply on Summit:

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There’s time until February 14 to sign up to “The Spell of Italy,” a journey on the footsteps of the German and British Romantic poets taught by Professors William Davis and Amanda Minervini. We will travel to Rome, Naples and Sicily. Can be taken for credit in English, Comparative Literature, German, and Italian.
For info, wdavis@coloradocollege.edu or aminervini@coloradocollege.edu

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FALL 2019 CC in Latin America – info sessions and application
There’s time until February 14 to sign up to “The Spell of Italy,” a journey on the footsteps of the German and British Romantic poets taught by Professors William Davis and Amanda Minervini. We will travel to Rome, Naples and Sicily. Can be taken for credit in English, Comparative Literature, German, and Italian.
For info, wdavis@coloradocollege.edu or aminervini@coloradocollege.edu

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FALL 2019 CC in Latin America – info sessions and application
Spend block 1-4 of the 2019-2020 school year immersed in Chilean and Argentine culture, language and history!
Questions? Come to the info sessions on Monday, February 4th and Wednesday, February 20th, both at 12:15pm, Armstrong Hall 326. Pizza will be served.
Minimum prerequisite is SP201 or placement into SP305. Program fee replaces room & board; reimbursement for airfare; live with host family. Includes field trips to: Montevideo and Colonia, Uruguay; The Atacama Desert, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.
Application available now on Summit. For more info, check out the Spanish and Portuguese Dept. website or contact Program Director, Andreea Marinescu, amarinescu@coloradocollege.edu.

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In Brazil, as in many other countries around the world, the political balance has shifted to the far right, as was recently reflected in the election of the former army captain Jair Bolsonaro. Characterized by a conservative populism, this new administration, which took office on Jan 01, 2019, represents new challenges for the advancement of progressive social movements, minority groups and the implementation of human rights policies in Brazil. In this presentation, I will highlight the political context that gave rise to this new administration, and the impacts of the new administration’s ideological positions specifically with regards to the LGBTQ community.

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