Music in World Culture (Diversity)
College of Liberal Arts
Music and its function non-Western countries and various Western folk traditions. Listener's point of view. Oceania, East and Southeast Asia, India, Africa (and some American folk traditions). No previous musical experience required.
Goals and Diversity
MN Goal Course
MN Goal Designation(s)
Provide basic terminology of musical terms appropriate to the music studied.
Provide students with listening skills of basic musical structure, thus enabling these students to perceive and identify basic characteristics of the music.
Introduce to students the basic principles and techniques used in the field of study of Ethnomusicology.
Expose students to cultural perceptions outside of their immediate realm of experience, thus creating a greater international awareness of music throughout the world.
Examine each musical system in its cultural context, including carious musical ensembles, instruments used, ceremony, and ritual attached to the music itself.