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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Oct 19, 2017
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

MUSI 005A. Music Cultures of the World

(Cross-listed as SOAN 020D )
This course examines the relationships between music and culture through a study of music cultures from around the world.  We will explore the fundamentals of music including pitch, scale, rhythm, meter, texture, form, timbre & musical instruments.  We will also consider music in its social, political, and historical context and develop critical listening skills to discuss music and sound.  Through an exploration of case studies selected from diverse music cultures we will focus upon topics such as identity, race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, memory, migration, globalization, tourism, and social and political movements.  
1 credit.
Fall 2017. Bryant
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Music  
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