Music plays a vital part in every culture in the world as well as in our own lives. This course is for CLAS students who wish to develop a deeper love of music and understanding of its uses in societies around the world. You will be introduced to concepts and terms of music studies, and will develop the skills to listen more deeply, to write and speak fluently about music, and to reflect on music’s roles in your life. The course is arranged by broad social topics (Music and Love, Music and Storytelling, History of US Popular Music, etc.), and within each topic we will explore a variety of recordings from different origins and genres. We will discuss some of the historical and cultural factors that have influenced musical composition and performance over the past 1,000 years. We will explore music as a personal, cultural, and political force that both unites and divides. No previous musical experience or ability to read music notation is necessary for this course.
Harbert, Elissa, "MUS 102A Exploring Music in History and Culture Harbert Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 149, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.