Appreciation of World’s Musics

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Course Code: 
MUS 1208
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 

This course is designed to acquaint students with the broad field of music using a selection of musical genres andstyles from around the world with an emphasison understanding music making in relation to the social andcultural practices of various peoples. Through listening to varieties of musics, students will explore music through its basic elements, forms, styles, and its prominent creators. Students will learn to aurally recognize and comprehend the various elements of music that define style, genre, and develop the vocabulary to discuss them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Objectives:        

  • To develop an aural competence to distinguish the world’s musics, and to identify specific musical elements
  • To acquire an intellectual competence to understand contexts of music-making in specific countries, within regions, and for humankind in general
  •   To develop the ability to discuss, compare and contrast music and cultures of the world’s peoples
  • To broaden, through listening to music, the students’ perspectives of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world


Learning Outcomes: 
  • Ability to recognize, identify and understand a number of musics within a diversity of contexts
  • An appreciation of the diversity of concepts underlying music-making in the world and of the meanings ascribed to music
  • Ability to realize the potential of the musical examples in class as raw materials for composing new materials
  • An understanding of the diversity of contexts for music-making


Appreciation of World’s Musics
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