MUSC 2025 - Introduction to World Music
This course explores various aspects of music from a global perspective. The focus is on music styles and traditions from outside of the Western canon. Students will actively study music in its cultural context from a variety of geographic areas of the world.
General Education Requirement: Global Diversity
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ANTH/MUSC 2025 Introduction to World Music, the student will:
- distinguish the cultural differences between music of the Western tradition and systems which lie outside that tradition.
- summarize the prominent features of musical styles from around the world.
- employ a basic technical vocabulary for describing and writing about music.
- distinguish between musics of different world cultures and different sub-types within those cultures.
- assess the effects of globalization, mass mediation, and electronic communication on world cultures and their musical traditions.
PO#2 Summarize musical styles, genres, traditions, and major figures from various cultures and historical periods.
Cross-listed: ANTH 2025 Intro to World Music
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