Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

MUSC 5800 Studies in World Music

Prerequisite: Admission to MMEd program. This course is designed to lead and direct students on an excursion of musical-cultural practices of various ethnic peoples of the world. It can be used as an elective for senior level music majors and beginning graduate students in music-based fields (music education, music therapy). The course 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.