Approaches to the study of the world’s traditional, popular and contemporary musics in their cultural context. (No prior musical knowledge required.)
Ethnomusicology is often described as ‘the study of people making music'. It draws as much from anthropology and other social sciences as it does from musicology. In this way, the discipline is concerned with the people who are making music, and the sounds of the music they are making. Ethnomusicologists consider contexts and the ‘whole process' in which music is imagined, discussed and made. By studying cultures from around the world, we can explore what music means to particular groups of people, and what part it plays in their lives. This paper is the study of approaches to the world's traditional, popular and contemporary musics in their cultural context. Through class participation, you will examine and critically evaluate the ways people have studied the world's music.
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2015, expected to be offered in 2016|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$969.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,840.00|
- 36 100-level points
- MUSI 325
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Professor Henry Johnson
- More information link
- View further information on the Department of Music's website
- Paper Structure
- A research project forms a major component of the assessment.
- No prior musical knowledge in music notation and theory is required.
Not offered in 2015, expected to be offered in 2016
- Teaching method
- This paper is taught On Campus
- Learning management system