Five College Consortium

THINKING ABOUT MUSIC

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Music
Course Number: 
202
Institution: 
Smith College
This course explores different approaches to the study of music as a cultural phenomenon. We consider basic questions, such as: Why is music so often at the center of our most profound personal and social experiences? Why is music a fundamental means of connecting with our own lives, our communities and the wider world in which we live? Through in-depth reading and in-class discussion, we study the institutions of music (concerts, recording studios) and the varied practices of music making (classical, popular; amateur, professional) in order to construct a picture of the musical worlds around us and to understand what they tell us about the societies in which we live.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30673-S18

Course Sections

THINKING ABOUT MUSIC
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Margaret Sarkissian msarkiss@smith.edu MW 02:40-04:00 SAGE 215