Five College Consortium

INTRO TO WORLD MUSIC

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Music
Course Number: 
101
Institution: 
Smith College
Music may not be a “universal language,” but it is a universal phenomenon; every culture has something that we recognize as music. This course introduces you to a number of musical systems—traditional, classical and popular—from around the world and uses case studies to explore the complex relationships between music and culture. By engaging with music analytically, as musicologists (paying attention to the sounds you hear) and ethnographically, as anthropologists (paying attention to the cultural context), you learn basic principles that enhance your understanding of music globally speaking. No prerequisites.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30688-S18

Course Sections

INTRO TO WORLD MUSIC
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Margaret Sarkissian msarkiss@smith.edu MWF 10:00-10:50 SAGE 215