Folklore | Musical Cultures as Systems of Meaning
E529 | 26993 | M. Burnim

Fulfills Form or Area

This course is designed to introduce students of ethnomusicology and
related fields of study to a range of ideologies, processes, and
patterns that define distinct musical cultures across the globe.
Students will develop an understanding of the concept of music as
culture by exploring historical and contemporary issues in cross-
cultural perspective. Using audio and video examples as a lens for
critically engaging texts, students will gain familiarity and
understanding of musical genres and instruments and their associated
aesthetic and political values.  Musical systems covered in the
course reflect the expertise of the ethnomusicology institute