Course Number: 386*/3.0 X 3L, S (Course Code Explanation)
Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students
Instructor(s): Dr. Margaret Walker
Day(s) and Time(s): M: 2.30-4.00, Th: 4.00-5.30
An introduction to the discipline of ethnomusicology, its literature and methodology.
NOTE Students planning to enter graduate programs are strongly encouraged to enrol. Offered every other year, in alternation with MUSC 385/3.0.
Ethnomusicology is often defined as the study of music as culture, and combines roots in Western historical musicology and comparative musicology with more recent methodologies and theories from anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. This course will combine a broad examination of the history of the field of ethnomusicology, and the many issues which have arisen in the post-Colonial era, with specific case studies from around the world. Transcription, ethnography, fieldwork, and the application of cultural theories will be among the many skills covered in the course.
Assessment will be through short tests, presentations, class participation/ attendance, and a larger project designed around each individual student’s interests in consultation with the instructors. Enrollment limited.