MUS250: Musical Cultures of the World

Course Info

Course explores aesthetic principles and social context underlying traditional and popular musics of various world regions, drawing on examples from South Africa, Japan, India, and Indonesia, among other places. Issues explored include conception of melody and rhythm in culture; the impact that language, pedagogical methods, patronage systems, gender, and ethnic or class identity have had on musical composition and performance; and the role of migration, globalization, and politics in the development of musical style. Requirements include short papers, listening/viewing assignments, a midterm, and a final.


Feb 05, 2018 - May 15, 2018

Monday/Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Building TBD, Room TBD

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