MUS 111 Fall 2012 Music Cultures of the World (D)

This course introduces a select variety of musical traditions from around the world. Musical genres will be approached within their geocultural contexts, taking into account the interrelatedness of the structural, historical and cultural. The class is designed to advance knowledge of the diversity and unity of the cultures of the world, with music being a point of entry. Thus, case studies will provide insight into distinctions in social and aesthetic values across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, with the goal of fostering a better appreciation of global diversity. Equally, musical universals will be highlighted with the goal of celebrating our common humanity. While becoming acquainted with the fundamental concerns of ethnomusicology and the ethnographic approach, students will develop an informed vocabulary for discussing a range of musical activities practiced worldwide. A hands-on approach will be encouraged through lecture-demonstrations. Prior musical knowledge is not a prerequisite for this class, but a wide-open listening ear is!
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation based on attendance and participation in class, two short papers, and several tests
Additional Info: not available for the Gaudino or Pass/Fail options
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: current or prospective majors in Music, Anthropology and Sociology, as well as current and prospective students concentrating in Arabic Studies, Asian Studies, Africana Studies and Latina/o Studies
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Divisional Attributes: Division I,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: MUS Group A Electives
Enrollment Limit: 30
Expected Enrollment: 30
Class Number: 1891
MUS111-01(F) LEC Music Cultures of the World (D) Division 1: Languages and the ArtsExploring Diversity Initiative Oyebade A. Dosunmu
MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Bernhard 30 1891
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