An exploration of the music of various cultures around the world. Using a variety of approaches, including intensive music listening and aural analysis, core readings, and case studies, students will learn about the music cultures of selected regions within Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Each student will undertake a field project using fundamental ethnomusicological fieldwork methods, culminating in an oral/visual class presentation. This is an introductory course appropriate for non-majors as well as music students. No prior musical experience is required; students will learn and employ a vocabulary of terms for describing musical sound.
3 credits
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
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