• MUSC-3213 Perspectives in World Music

    The goal of this course is to enable the student to become an active listener and observer of music from many different cultures. Particular emphasis will placed on understanding how non-Western music traditions compare with and contrast to Western music traditions. It is the intention of this course to expand the student-s awareness of the power of music, both as a human expression and a reflection of culture. The student will identify shaping trends and influences, the hybridization of multiple music cultures, and will examine the concept of -globalization- as it might apply to music. In order to accomplish course goals, students will learn how to listen to music in an active and conscious way. This will require the identification and analysis of the elements of music at work in each musical example we listen to (these include melody, rhythm, harmony, form, and timbre.) This course is normally offered every semester and in the summer.