Undergraduate Studies in Ethnomusicology
As the study of music in culture, ethnomusicology is a special concentration within the Folklore and Ethnomusicology Department. Students may pursue an undergraduate concentration in ethnomusicology by enrolling in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology major or minor. Potential ethnomusicology students considering coming to or already enrolled at Indiana University are encouraged to contact the kherndon @ indiana.edu (Krystie Herndon) for information and advising.
Advising and Suggested Courses
Students are encouraged to meet with the director of the Ethnomusicology Program and/or the Undergraduate Advisor to discuss advanced courses in fieldwork, specific world areas, and research methods and theories.
The program offers opportunities for student-faculty research partnerships, internships, and independent study.
- FOLK F111: World Music and Culture: Introductory survey course. Fulfills COAS "Arts and Humanities, Traditions and Ideas" requirements and major and minor requirements for Folklore/ Ethnomusicology
- 100- and 200-level courses: Courses focusing on African American religious and popular music
- 300 and 400 levels: Courses focusing on various world areas and genres, ethnomusicological theories and practices, and topics such as music and film, religion, politics