MUS 1585

World Music

3 Credits

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness

This course provides an introduction to the major musical traditions of the world by emphasizing their diversity and uniqueness. The course focuses on folk, ethnic, dance, and ceremonial music from different regions of the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Concepts such as ethnicity, ethnocentrism, racism, and gender issues are addressed as they apply to each culture individually. This course relies heavily on guided listening of authentic recordings and/or performances.