MUS 107: Music in World Culture

 
 

MUS 107: Music in World Cultures (3 credits)

Course Description

an introduction to the field of ethnomusicology in which historical, religious, social, and political aspects of a society are studied in relationship to its music traditions and culture. In addition to these aspects, the musical elements of each culture are analyzed for the types of instruments, form/structure, context, activities, and music aesthetics. (3 hours lecture)


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the role of music in different cultures.
  • Describe the distinctive aural features and music aesthetics of a music culture.
  • Describe the historical, religious, social, and political aspects of a society that contribute to the development of a music culture.
  • Affirm the validity of other music traditions.
  • Contrast/compare one's own music within the broader context of other music traditions.

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