Courses - General Education


Stage I

MUS 144G
15 Points

Turning-points in Western Music

A study of significant people, major discoveries and inventions, and key factors (artistic, intellectual, social, technical) that were important agents of change in Western music. No previous knowledge of music is assumed.

MUS 149G
15 Points

Rock to Reggae: Tracking Popular Music in New Zealand

An introduction to New Zealand’s home-grown popular music, from the 1950s to the present day. A broad range of musical styles will be considered and situated within various social contexts. The issue of cultural identity in music – at national and local levels – will also be explored.