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American Music Before 1900 – the Native, the European, and the African

February 24 – March 24, 2021
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 PM ET

MaThis course examines how Native, European and African cultural materials come to play in all sorts of music — sacred and secular, commercial and freely played, urban and rural, amateur and professional. Materials presented in these classes span the two centuries after Jamestown’s establishment and include plenty of live and recorded musical performances as well as rich, lovely images and relevant videos. 

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Love at the Library

Taught by Sheridan Libraries Staff – Heidi Herr, Jennifer Jarvis, and Sam Bessen

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Segregation and Civil Rights in the American Health System

Taught by Karen Kruse Thomas

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China’s Western Horizon: Book Club

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The Art and Science of Effective Communication

Taught by Steven Cohen

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Quantum Sensing for Everyone

Taught by John Abraham

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The Chamber Music of Ludwig van Beethoven – A Composer at Work

Taught by Suhnne Ahn

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An Evening of Jazz with Sean Jones

Taught by Sean Jones

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Beyond Propaganda

Taught by Peter Pomerantsev

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Musical Maryland – from Colonial Times through the mid-20th Century

Taught by David K. Hildebrand

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Androids, Cyborgs, and The Human of Our Dreams

Taught by Monica Lopez-Gonzalez

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Lessons for Today from Nine Greats Who Helped Create Hopkins Medicine

Taught by Ralph Hruban

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Alexander Grass Humanities Institute Blast Courses on Hopkins at Home

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Chaucer: Five Canterbury Tales

Taught by Dr. Christopher Cannon

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Radio: The Theater of the Mind

Taught by Daniel H. Foster

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Sounds of Change: US Reform Movements through the Lester Levy Sheet Music Collection

Taught by Sam Bessen

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Jazz Lives!

Taught by Nasar Abadey

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Cold War Liberals

Taught by Mark Gilbert

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Music and Technology in the 21st Century

Taught by Thomas Dolby

1. How do computers think about music?

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2. What happens in the recording studio?

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3. Why use music in films?

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Living with Pain

Taught by Travis Rieder and Hanna Pickard

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Jane Austen of Our Times

Taught by Evelyne Ender

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Politics and Populism

Taught by Yascha Mounk

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Shock and Awe: Impacts in Space, Science, and Society

Taught by KT Ramesh

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Eating in the Anthropocene

Taught by Jessica Fanzo, PhD 

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The Art of Negotiation

Taught by Stacey B. Lee

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Preserving Integrity in Turbulent Times

Taught by Cynda Hylton Rushton PhD, RN

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Rough Magic: Shakespeare on Power

Taught by Eliot Cohen, PhD

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Italian Style in Context

Taught by Leonardo Proietti

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Manipulating Life: The Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies

Taught by Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH

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Fake News from the Flood

Taught by Dr. Earle Havens

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Investigating the Temple of Mut

Taught by Betsy Bryan

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