This course mirrors MUS 101, but with a closer focus on a particular region of the globe (Asia; Europe and the Middle East; Africa and Latin America; or Pacific and North America). It addresses “classical,” folk, and popular music styles, as appropriate to the culture. Using directed listening and guided, hands-on experiences, students will develop the intellectual tools needed for grasping what it means to make music in a different culture. Because music in non-Western contexts is not an isolated discipline, related cultural ideas such as belief systems, modes of communication and transmission, and musical instrument design are also important to the study.
MUS 341 is not open to students who have taken MUS 241.