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:
BODY OF KNOWLEDGE
- Demonstrate familiarity with the purpose, development, theory, terminology and practice of ethnomusicology.
- Recognize and describe the ways in which musical practice and aesthetic perception both reflect and support their parent culture.
- Conduct scholarly research in the discipline, including field research and retrieval and assessment of information from a range of sources.
- Discuss the relative interpretive value of the major theoretical approaches in ethnomusicology.
- Recognize and refute ethnocentric views of music and culture.
- Apply bias-conscious strategies in the study and analysis of distinct music cultures.
- Demonstrate, through written and oral statements, and reports.
- Demonstrate the ability to build rapport with people of different cultural backgrounds through the field work experience.
- Describe and appreciate the variety of aesthetical viewpoints found in the world's cultures.