Topics in Music Education I - Cultural Psychology and Related Issues in Music Education

Course Number: 470*/3.0 3L (Course Code Explanation)

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

Area(s): Music Education

Instructor(s): Dr. Roberta Lamb

Term(s): A

Day(s) and Time(s): M: 2.30-4.00, Th: 4.00-5.30

Room: GGSR

Calendar Description

Seminars offered by faculty related to their music education research/interests. Content varies year to year. See departmental brochure for further details.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s) / Exclusion(s)

  • PREREQUISITES (MUSC 273/3.0 and MUSC 274/3.0 and [MUSC 332/3.0 or MUSC 336/3.0 or MUSC 338/3.0 or MUSC 436/3.0]) or permission of the School.

Additional Information

This course is a combination lecture and seminar. It begins with lectures but weeks 6-12 will be seminar where each student prepares a seminar on a topic in the field cultural psychology of music broadly defined. Cultural psychology brings together the study of people's behavior and learning in music in different contexts and social settings. Sociology and musical behaviors in different cultures may be included. Culture is defined broadly and may be the culture of a school or a type of music, e.g. Symphony orchestra, or an ethnic group or geographic region.

Readings will be assigned from books on reserve in the library and articles available online.

Participation receives marks.

Assignments include:

A. 2 reflective & analytical reviews. Approximately 10% ea.
B. Planning & leading a seminar. Approximately 15%.
C. A research paper. Approximately 25%
D. A concise project that uses what you learn from the course in an educational setting. Approximately 25%.