Folklore | Music, Health, & Healing
F330 | 28906 | J. Cohen

Fulfills COLL Social & Historical

Music has had a long history of integration with practices of
spiritual and physical healing.  In this course, we will explore how
music helps us think about discourses of healing and health, both
culturally and medically.  What do we mean when we talk
about “healing” or about music’s relation to healing?  How can we
understand the field of music therapy?  Can we measure the effects
of music on the body?  How is music used to promote certain kinds of
health messages (and how are those message received)?  We will
address these and other key questions through an exploration of
American, international, and transnational case studies.