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    Mar 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSIC 104 - World Music

Number of Credits: 3
World Music begins with the study of music as a social and aesthetic activity and as an acoustic phenomenon. The primary components of music cultures are discussed and analyzed including: the context and occasions for music making, the social organization and functions of music, and the oral, written, and media transmission of music. Fundamental aspects of sound (pitch, duration, volume, timbre) and their organization into musical structures are identified and explained. Next, the course investigates music from various location on the planet. Specific case studies are chosen in order to illuminate a range of socio-musical types: from music in small-scale egalitarian communities to rural peasant population to elite patronized forms of music to mass mediated contexts (Spring Term Only) Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Diversity: Meets Diversity Requirement.
GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Arts and Humanities

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the field of ethnomusicology.
  2. Discuss various genres of music and where they are located globally. (GE1, PG5)
  3. Develop a basic vocabulary for describing music. (GE1, GE7)
  4. Describe the relationship between music and culture. (GE1, GE3, GE8, PG4)
  5. List and describe famous performers of world music. (GE3)
  6. List and describe instruments not germane to western culture. (GE3)
  7. Critique musical performances using vocabulary learned throughout the course. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE8, PG2)

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