MUSC050 - WORLD MUSICS & CULTURES

This course examines how we as consumers in the "Western" world engage with musical difference largely through the products of the global entertainment industry. We examine music cultures in contact in a variety of ways-- particularly as traditions in transformation. Students gain an understanding of traditional music as live, meaningful person-to-person music making, by examining the music in its original site of production, and then considering its transformation once it is removed, and recontextualized in a variety of ways. The purpose of the course is to enable students to become informed and critical consumers of "World Music" by telling a series of stories about particular recordings made with, or using the music of, peoples culturally and geographically distant from the US. Students come to understand that not all music downloads containing music from unfamiliar places are the same, and that particular recordings may be embedded in intriguing and controversial narratives of production and consumption. At the very least, students should emerge from the class with a clear understanding that the production, distribution, and consumption of world music is rarely a neutral process.
Section 401 - LEC

TR 1030AM-1200PM

ROMMEN, TIMOTHY

FISHER-BENNETT HALL 419

Section 402 - LEC

TR 1200PM-0130PM

SYKES, JAMES

MUSIC BUILDING 101

Section 403 - LEC

MWF 1100AM-1200PM

IM, BO

MUSIC BUILDING 101

Section 404 - LEC

MWF 1000AM-1100AM

CHAMBERS, JONAH

MUSIC BUILDING 101

Section 405 - LEC

MWF 0100PM-0200PM

SWANSTON, JESSICA

MUSIC BUILDING 101

Section 601 - LEC

R 0430PM-0710PM

ROMMEN, TIMOTHY

FISHER-BENNETT HALL 231

Section 602 - ONL

W 0500PM-0700PM

MULLER, CAROL