The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Jan 18, 2018
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
Fall 2018. Bryant.
Fall 2019. Bryant.
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Music  
Department website:

Check the Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses

Check the Spring 2018 Schedule of Courses