Course Descriptions


MUSC 140 Music in World Cultures (3)

David Harnish


CRN 62 Limit 25
3-week Pre Session (6/5 – 6/23)
M – Th                 
1 – 4:15 p.m.     
This course explores music as an aspect of human culture focusing on selected non-Western music styles from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It examines broad historical, cultural, and social contexts of music and contributes to cross-cultural understanding. Students study local, regional, national and global values of music; become familiar with traditional, religious, folk, art, and popular musical styles of several countries; and acquire active listening skills and a mastery of music terms. They examine the roles of the media, politics, religion, gender, and popular trends on expressive culture, and explore the interdisciplinary nature of music and the connections between the arts and human values. This course fulfills the core curriculum requirement for Fine Arts. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 15.

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