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MUSA 1320 Introduction to Musics of the World (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to selected musical traditions from around the world, in their cultural contexts. Our main goals are to study the connections between music and other cultural features and institutions, to become familiar with the features of major musical styles from the cultures studied, and with basic concepts in ethnomusicology and comparative musicology. Case studies include Native North and South American; Western, Central, and Southern African; Arabic; Persian; Hindusthani; Karnatak; Javanese; and Japanese musics. Musical training and background are not required and are not presumed.


Instructor(s): Ann Lucas and Douglass Dineen

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Cross-cultural course within the major/minor.


Last Updated: 10-Jun-16