Music, Art, and Society

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Explore relationships between the arts and issues in society; both in history, and in the present day. No previous experience in art or music is required.

Students can choose to complete any combination of the activities offered in the course. Options include listening and art activities (no experience necessary!), and short written reflections.

Topics include Industrialization and Labor, the Great Depression, Science, Technology, and the Environment, Gender and Civil Rights, Ukrainian Freedom, Black Lives Matter, the Cajon, Protest, and Inequality.  

Start at any time! and work at your own pace! Take up to a year to complete the course! Course is totally asynchronous and requires no in person meetings. Feedback and discussions with the instructor take place over email.

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Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 30
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units 3

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Contact Jamie Henke at jamie.henke@wisc.edu or 608-263-6822

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Meet your instructor

Jamie Henke

Jamie Henke (PhD, UW–Madison) is a Distinguished Faculty Associate and has received the UW–Madison Chancellor's Hilldale Teaching Award, the Alliant Energy Underkofler Award, and the Bartell Award in the Arts. She teaches online theory and composition courses for Continuing Studies, is the coordinator of the independent learning program in music, and directs and teaches the Literally Arts program for Odyssey Junior. She also teaches music theory for non-majors at the School of Music.