Music in World Cultures
- ECTS credits
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- Course code
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Objectives and Content
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes:
- can recognize and place specific musical traditions within their cultural, geographical, historical and stylistic contexts.
- has an understanding of ethnomusicology as a field of academic study.
- can apply ethnomusicological concepts and methods to the study of music in their own society.
- can critically assess pieces of ethnomusicological research in the form of books and articles.
- can reflect on the place of music in social and cultural phenomena such as religion, ritual, collective memory, and identity.
- can reflect on the global circulation of musical pieces and styles.
Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Access to the Course
Teaching and learning methods
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
- Attendance at lectures.
- Students will carry out and report on, in both written and oral form, a fieldwork project on a local musical culture.
All mandatory instruction must be completed and approved of before the exam. All instruction is compulsory. Absence of more than 20% leads to loss of right to take the exam.
Forms of Assessment
Grading of assignment portfolio. The student will turn in 2 assignments totalling 4000-6000 words (12-15 pages, one and one-half line spaced):
- One assignment is a book review (1700-2000 words, 4-5 pages at one and one half spacing), worth 25% of the total grade.
- The other assignment is a report (3200-4000 words, 7-10 pages at one and one-half spacing) on a fieldwork project the student will carry out, worth 75% of the total grade.
Internal evaluation with at least two examiners. Both assignments must be completed with a passing grade.