Course Descriptions

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MUS-163

Survey of World Music

Credit(s): 3

This course explores several musical cultures throughout the world, including but not limited to Africa, the Americas, Asia, Near East, Europe and South Pacific. The course is designed to enhance student146s appreciation for the diversity of music throughout the world as well as the people that perform it. Students gain an understanding of features in the music that distinguish one style from another and the cultural and social-historical factors that shape the development of music. Lectures, films, recordings and live presentations assist students in their understanding of course topics. Though a knowledge of music is helpful, a music background is not required for this course. It fulfills an arts and humanities for the A.S. and a cultural diversity requirement for the A.A. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week

MUSH-163

Survey of World Music

Credit(s): 3

This course explores several musical cultures throughout the world, including but not limited to Africa, the Americas, Asia, Near East, Europe and South Pacific. The course is designed to enhance student146s appreciation for the diversity of music throughout the world as well as the people that perform it. Students gain an understanding of features in the music that distinguish one style from another and the cultural and social-historical factors that shape the development of music. Lectures, films, recordings and live presentations assist students in their understanding of course topics. Though a knowledge of music is helpful, a music background is not required for this course. It fulfills an arts and humanities for the A.S. and a cultural diversity requirement for the A.A. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week