Fall 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Javadova-Spitzberg, Jamila
Discipline and Number
MUSI 1306 Section 002
TR Time 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Course Title
Understanding Music

Description of Course:

This course will introduce students to an overview of elements and basic forms of music in music-cultures throughout the world. The focus of this class will be to listen to music with an understanding of musical elements within the cultural context. Methods of analytical and aesthetic appreciation will be applied to musical examples, with corollaries in literature, history, performance, and the visual arts.

Required Texts:

Music of the Peoples of the World. ISBN-13:9781133307945
Online material and blog posts througheLearning (elearning.utdallas.edu)

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

The final grade will be evaluated from the following:

- Attendance 10pts
- Participation 10pts
- Music-Culture Blog Posts 10pts
- Performance Report (2) 20pts each (40 pts total)
- Musical Ethnography Project 30pts

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