Introduction to Ethnomusicology

MUSC 1900 S01 [CRN: 16534]

This seminar offers an introduction to theory and method in ethnomusicology, a discipline grounded in ethnographic research and writing on musical practices. We will think, talk, and write about how and why people make music, as well as how and why ethnomusicologists go about their work. Students will undertake independent fieldwork projects, learning first-hand about both the special potential and the practical/ethical challenges of this type of research. Case studies highlight such issues as tradition, appropriation, postcolonial politics, and the ethics of fieldwork. Prerequisites: sophomore standing; MUSC 0550 or instructor permission.
Fall 2017
10:30 - 11:50 Tue, Thu - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017