World Music

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Music

Course Number: 
226
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This course is a survey of selected musical traditions from different parts of the world, including Africa, Indonesia, Indian, the Caribbean, and the United States. The course adopts an ethnomusicological approach that explains music as a cultural phenomenon, and explores the social and aesthetic significance of musical traditions within their respective historical and cultural contexts. It examines how musical traditions change over time, and how such changes reflect and relate to social and political changes within a given society. Weekly reading and listening assignments provide the basis for class discussions. Students are expected to undertake a final project in music ethnography.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
83304

Course Sections

World Music
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Olabode Omojola

bomojola@mtholyoke.edu

MW 01:15PM-02:30PM

Pratt Memorial Music Bldg 109