May 20, 2024  
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Course Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ETHN 103 - Music As Social Life

FC CNDP, DDHU CD
4 credits
Using different case studies from around the world, this course examines the power of music in social life. We will explore the meanings and uses of music, such as the way music is used to heighten and ensure spiritual efficacy, to comment on and contribute to social movements, or to make sense of ‘natural’ disasters. Rather than diving deep into musical structures, we will explore music in its cultural, political, religious, economic, historical, and/or ecological contexts. Ultimately, the course gives you critical tools and frames to apply to your own case students.
Prerequisites & Notes: This class is designed for students without prior musical experience. See ETHN 100 for a comparable class that requires experience.
This course is appropriate for new students.



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