Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

MUSC 4800 Studies in World Music

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or permission of the instructor. This course is designed to lead and direct students on an excursion of musical-cultural practices of various ethnic peoples of the world. and will include a lecture component as well as a seminar style (team) student presentation component. The focus of the class is on the music and its aesthetic and cultural meanings. We will also discuss the cross-influences of these different music cultures in the world today, and talk about what each system has to offer today's world in terms of philosophy, aesthetics, social structure, instruments and behaviors.