2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    May 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog

MUSC 367 - Ethnomusicology I: Music, Culture, and Communication

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An introduction to ethnomusicology—the study of the interactive relationship between musical and cultural practices. Students will see how musical communication and expression—what some have called “musicking”—is used dynamically to generate and maintain social identities in complex cultural, historical and political contexts. Considering case studies from many cultures around the world, students will learn to use analytic tools from linguistic and cultural anthropology to examine how music is a communicative process, in some ways very much like language, and quite different in others. Odd years Fall.