Course Credit: None
Pre-Requisites: No technical pre-requisite. However, one should try to live a life of calamity, solitude, and mental instability through the achievement of at least one of the following:
- Unfulfilling / unrequited love for a string of women who are outside of your social class, for example members of the aristocracy or the royals. See Beethoven.
- If you are homosexual, the unfortunate need to oppress your orientation due to social pressures of your society. See Tchaikovsky.
- Have a high infant mortality rate. See Bach.
- Losing of either vision or hearing. (See Beethoven or Rodrigo)
- Live under a repressive Communist dictatorship (Shostakovich)
- Lastly, having your wife engaging in an affair with one of your best friend. (Schumann)