MUS 113 Spring 2015 Interculturalism in East Asian Music (D)

Cross Listed as ASST113
Global, Multi-cultural, Intercultural: these are all words used to describe our world today. Yet, perhaps with the exception of the current Global concept of cultural interaction, cultures in various regions of the world have continuously interacted over the course of history. This class will examine such historical interactions in the context of music in Asia. Using China as a focal point, we will examine how cultures and music traditions to the West of China (India, Persia and Central Asia) interacted with one another and eventually came to influence Chinese music via the Silk Road. From this intercultural interaction, we will examine the history of Chinese music and then turn to examine how Chinese culture and music influenced culture and music to the East of China: Korea and Japan. Coming full circle, we will end the semester examining how Chinese culture and music tradition, in the context of today's world, changes yet again in the context of a new interculturalism. This course satisfies the EDI requirement by exploring the diverse musical traditions of East Asia and the network of cultural transactions that have shaped this music. Students will cultivate skills in music appreciation that will enable them to become more aware of the boundaries of their own cultural background as well as to become capable of appreciating music from different cultural perspectives.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: based on two exams, a group presentation, journal submissions, and class participation
Additional Info: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is underMUS; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under ASST
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Prerequisites: no prerequisites; no musical experience necessary
Enrollment Preference: first and Second year students
Department Notes: MUS Group A Electives--classes 2015 and 2016 MUS World Music/Ethnomusicology--class of 2017 and beyond
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Divisional Attributes: Division I,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: MUS Group A Electives,MUS World Music/Ethnomusicology
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 20
Class Number: 4017
MUS 113 - 01 (S) LEC Interculturalism in East Asian (D) Division 1: Languages and the ArtsExploring Diversity Initiative Jeffrey S. Roberts
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Bernhard 30 4017
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