Music Cultures of the World

An introduction to the sound of the world through the music of many cultures. Students gain a basic understanding of ethnomusicology, and an appreciation of the wisdom and beauty of music from a multicultural perspective. This includes a comparative introduction to basic musical principles including rhythm, melody, harmony, and instrumentation from different cultures and traditions. We explore multifaceted contexts for music: work and play, ceremony and ritual. This course offers students insight into our human heritage through a broad overview of human music-making. Open to all students.
Course Number: MUS250
Units: 3.0