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Topics in Music History and Literature

(Topic: The Music of World Cultures)

Instructor: Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah, Ph.D.

Dates: Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 18
9 a.m. - 12S p.m.
Room 307

2 Graduate Credits
GSUM 548


This course is designed to introduce music from diverse cultures of the world. It aims to familiarize students with music sounds and structures of different peoples, to help students appreciate music in its cultural context, to guide students in listening to music on an analytic level, and to give students a broad view of music as human behavior with social functions. Also, the course will emphasize the interculturality of music and will accentuate dominant themes and universal concepts including creative processes, aesthetics, music-theater, religion, politics, gender, and scholarship - all concerns of ethnomusicology. The geo-cultural areas selected for this study are Africa, The Americas, Asia, Middle East, and Europe.