World Music
This course is designed to give students a broad overview of various musics from around the world. Over the course of the semester, students will learn how various societies view, perform, use, and disseminate music and gain respect for these musics through deeper understanding of their materials, processes, and values within their respective cultures. Our goal is to develop acute listening skills in order to identify the geographic origin of musical examples and associate appropriate cultural values with them.
As a class, students will explore music from Sub-Saharan Africa, Indigenous American cultures, Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and others. In addition, students will choose an additional music-culture to research individually.
Grading Basis
Course Attributes
This course satisfies LAT Req
Humanities/Fine Arts
MUSIC 20805207
Academic Group
College Parallel
Academic Organization
School of Arts & Sciences
Enrollment Requirements
(NexGenRead 261+ or ACCP Read 80+ or ACT Read 19+ or Coll Read Strat #10808101 or Intro Coll Read #10838105) and (NexGenWrite 260+ or ACCP Write 5+ and ACCP Sent 86+ or ACT Eng 17+ or ICW #10831103); or Eng 1 #20801201. Coursework requires a C or higher.
Typically Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer