If my rising IU freshman daughter and her friends are any indication, young people these days love music from all over the world. Wouldn’t it be great if they understood some of the concepts of world music, to enhance their listening enjoyment? Well, look no further! The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology has just the class for them:
Folk-F405 Studying Ethnomusicology
Spring 2013 Course
Tuesday/Thursday 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Course # 30085
Fulfills COLL/CASE Social & Historical
As an introduction to ethnomusicology, the course is designed for students interested in the study of music in human life and in cross-cultural approaches to the study of music around the world. Students will gain a sense of the breadth of the field of ethnomusicology and learn about different theories and methods for research. We will explore theories and diverse concepts of music, musical styles and performance through case studies drawn from different parts of the world. Students will find opportunities to pursue their interests in particular world areas (including Bloomington), fieldwork, and topics through research assignments.
Formal music training is not required. The course fulfills one of the two 400-level requirements for Folklore and Ethnomusicology Department majors and minors, although it is open to students, from freshmen to seniors, from any department.