ANTH 224 Anthropology of Music • 5 Cr.
Introduction to the academic discipline of ethnomusicology. The class is built around student participation in a field project, in which students will document, analyze and report on selected regional musical cultures. Covers the history, theoretical constructs and terminology of the discipline, and the ethics and methods of field work. Recommended: ANTH& 100.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Exhibit familiarity with the purpose, development, theory, terminology, and practice of ethnomusicology.
- Describe the ways in which musical practice and aesthetic perception reflect and support their parent cultures.
- Discuss the relative interpretive value of major theoretical approaches in ethnomusicology.
- Apply the anthropological perspective in the study and analysis of distinct music cultures in a cross-cultural fashion.
- Describe and appreciate the variety of aesthetical viewpoints of music found in the world’s cultures.