As one of the two core introductory courses to ethnomusicology, this course lays a general intellectual groundwork for MA students with a concentration in ethnomusicology through in-depth reading of some of the most important writings in ethnomusicology. Focusing on both intellectual history and current issues, the course evolves around the key concepts and themes that have defined, expended, or challenged the field. Students will critically and comparatively discuss the approaches and contributions of each work they study. At another level, this course also aims at broadening students' knowledge of world musics through studying a wide range of music ethnographies.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
This course increases students' intellectual capacity in mastering the representative literature in the field of ethnomusicology, a scholarly discipline studies music in cross-cultural perspective, through exploration and interpretation of the ideas presented in the readings.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
John Baily, Judith Becker, Gerard Behague, Paul Berliner, John Blacking, John Chernoff, Veit Erlmann, Steven Feld, Jocelyne Guilbault, Mantle Hood, Ellen Koskoff, Peter Manuel, Alan Merriam, Bruno Nettle, Regula Qureshi, Adelaida Reyes, Timothy Rice, Anthony Seeger, Kay Shelemay, Mark Slobin, Jane Sugarman, Sumarsam, Thomas Turino, Judith Vander, Christopher Waterman, Hugo Zemp, among others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short reports, a book review, and a final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Open only to graduate students. A required core course for MA students in ethnomusicology.
|Instructor(s): Zheng,Su Times: .....F. 10:00AM-12:50PM; Location: MST301; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
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