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MUET syllabus - 1MUET 200 Semester: Spring 2012 WORLD...

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1 MUET 200 Semester: Spring 2012 WORLD POPULAR MUSICS AND IDENTITY Instructor: Dr. Boden Sandstrom Lecture: Wednesdays 1:00pm - 2:50pm, 0200 Skinner Discussions: Mondays, School of Music wing, CSPAC Office Phone: 301-405-5567 Office: 3110H CSPAC Office Hours: T, 11am – 1pm or by appointment Teaching Assistants: TA Office: CSPAC 2121 Deborah Byrd Kaitlin Doyle – Nathanial Gailey-Schiltz Course Description: "World Popular Musics and Identity" is a course offered for undergraduates by the Division of Musicology and Ethnomusicology of the School of Music. Ethnomusicology is the study of all musics in culture. This course focuses on popular musics in different cultures with an emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons. We will be analyzing how music and identity intersect. We encourage you to bring your backgrounds and experiences of world popular musics into our discussions. Learning Outcomes: 1) to gain a greater appreciation of the diversity of cultures and individuals by studying how people express themselves through music 2) to learn how people express their identity through music by learning how to analyze a musical performance 3) to learn how to read critically by responding both in writing and by presentations to ethnomusicological writings Required Readings and Films: (See syllabus) Texts: World Popular Musics and Identity , ed. Boden Sandstrom Articles: Course Reserves ( – See syllabus Films: Blackboard site, Course Reserves Media found through Course Tools A Spirit Travels Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony (also available on youtube) Radical Harmonies Attendance and Participation: Blackboard participation is required. Classes meet twice a week: once in a 1 hour and 50 minute lecture and multi-media format, and once a week in smaller discussion groups. Attendance at both lecture and discussion sessions is vital. All assignments will count toward your final grade and you will be responsible for materials covered in all classes. Some assignments require group participation. Lectures assume the assigned readings as a point of departure. Human Cultural Diversity: You may have chosen this course as part of your CORE Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies Program, the general education portion of your degree program. CORE Human Cultural Diversity courses are designed to ensure that you will examine experiences, perspectives, and values different from those that are dominant in the United States or Europe. A faculty and student committee approved this CORE Human Cultural Diversity course because it will introduce you to ideas and human experiences often overlooked in the curriculum. Please take advantage of the opportunities this course offers you.
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