This analysis-and-discussion course examines the music of non-Western cultures, from the pre-Colonial period through the present day. The course focuses on performance practices, the relationship between music and the arts, the influence of Western music and technology, and hybridity in contemporary popular music. A topical focus on different cultures will look at the musical traditions of the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, India, and East and Southeast Asia. Students complete regular listening assignments and perform research on musical styles and traditions.
Prerequisites: Completion of first year writing requirements. Co-requisites: None. Notes: Satisfies a HuSS elective.