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Writing about Sound: What the audible can teach us about our world
Spring 2024
Section: 01  

Sound speaks volumes, even if what it tells us can be tricky to put into words. If we listen critically, sound can teach us important lessons--like how technology is evolving, society changing, and what it means to be human. That is why sound has recently preoccupied the academic study of music, visual arts, media, ecology, race, disability, architecture, economics, and the history of science. Touching on each of these areas, this course blends core texts and case studies in the interdisciplinary field of sound studies to offer something interesting to all students, regardless of their chosen major. As part of Wesleyan's first-year seminar program, the course has two aims: to explore how philosophers, ethnographers, practitioners, and journalists have written about sound; and to help students cultivate good habits for putting their own arguments into writing. There are no prerequisites to join the class, and assignments will focus on developing weekly reading responses into longer-form essays.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA MUSC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on JUN-17-2024
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