This course will map the world musically by introducing a range of sonic expressions from diverse geographic areas spanning Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Students will learn about regionally specific concepts of music and sound, types of performance, instruments, and vocal styles, the meanings music carries for its performers and listeners, and the ways in which it is produced and experienced. They will consider the significance of music in forming a sense of place and identity, and trace the journeys and transformations of local musical sounds in contemporary globalized societies. The course will broaden students' understanding of music as a worldwide phenomenon, raise their awareness of cultural processes constructed through music, and provide them with aural and analytical means to recognize and appreciate a wide variety of sonic repertoires and practices among the world's peoples.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(MUSC)(MUST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Grove Music Online (Oxford University Press, 2021)
Various articles, chapters, and instructor notes
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly forum responses, occasional quizzes, recording and concert reviews, midterm and final research or creative projects.
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|Instructor(s): Charry,Eric Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: RHH003; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 50||SR major: 4||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 10||SO: 12||FR: 12|
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