World Musics

Course Number: 289*/3.0 X 3L (Course Code Explanation)

Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students

Area(s): Musicology/Ethnomusicology

Instructor(s): Dr. Matt Rogalsky

Term(s): B

Day(s) and Time(s): Th: 6.30-9.30

Room: WLH 205

Calendar Description

An introduction to the study of music in culture, based on world music traditions. The course focuses on a selection of Native North American, African, European, Eastern and Middle Eastern, as well as other musical contexts.

Additional Information

In this course students are introduced to the field of study known as ethnomusicology. Concepts, methodologies, and ideas surrounding ethnomusicology are examined in conjunction with studying music from a variety of selected countries and cultures (for example Bali, China, India, Latin America, and Ireland). Students are responsible for attending lectures, keeping up with readings and listening material from a textbook, and regularly accessing the course website. Evaluation will be though two term tests, website participation, and a final examination.