SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 3:43:07 PMMUSC 8 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSC 8Title:  INTRO TO WORLD MUSIC  
Full Title:  Introduction to World Music
Last Reviewed:9/13/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MUS 7.4

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to the musics of Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the Middle East, focusing on the interconnectedness and cross-fertilization among cultures.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An introduction to the musics of Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the Middle East, focusing on the interconnectedness and cross-fertilization among cultures.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2006
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 2006
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsFall 2006
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2006Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2006Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Aurally discriminate among musical traditions according to geographic region and specific culture.
2. Describe musical sound employing appropriate music terminology.
3. Use Sachs-Hornbostel organology to categorize musical instruments and name the common practice instruments of various cultures.
4. Distinguish among classical, folk, and popular musical genres.
5. Recognize the influence of religion, ethnicity, mores, regionalism, and nationalism on musical expression.
6. Discuss transculturation, cultural exchange, colonialism, culture contact, commodification, and technology as they impact indigenous musical traditions and cultures.
7. Define ethnocentricism and examine its effect on one's global perspective.  

Topics and Scope
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I. Fundamental issues
  A. Defining music
  B. Musical expression as culturally specific activity
  C.Classical, popular, and folk music
  D.Ethnomusicology as a field of study
  E.Issues of representation
  F.Resources for studying world music
II.Elements of music
  A.Timbre and medium
   D.Phonic structure
IIICultural context
  A.Cultural knowledge
  B.Value system and hierarchies
  C.Music and identity
   D.Use versus Function
  E.Music and ritual
  F.Music technologies and media
  G. Music and the arts
  H.Transmission and pedagogy
  I.Notation systems
  J. Cultural contact, exchange and adaptation
IV.Conducting ethnomusicological research
  A. Participant- and nonparticipant-observation
  B. Audiovisual recording
   C. Interviewing
   D. Archives and collections
  E. Disseminating findings
V. Survey of musical cultures
  A. Oceania
     1. Australia
     2. Papua New Guinea
     3. Hawaii
     4. Kiribati
  B. South Asia
     1. North India
     2. South India
     3. Bangladesh
  C. Southeast Asia
     1. Vietnam
     2. Thailand
     3. Laos
     4. Indonesia
  D. East Asia
     1. China
     2. Mongolia
     3. Korea
     4. Japan
     5. Tibet
  E. The Middle East
     1. Turkey
     2. Iran
     3. Egypt
     4. Sufism
     5. Judaism
  F. Sub-Saharan Africa
     1. Ghana
     2. Central Africa
     3. Zimbabwe
     4. Uganda
     5. Senegal-Gambia
     6. The Republic of South Africa
  G. Europe
     1. Greece
     2. Spain
     3. Russia
     4. Scotland
     5. Ireland
     6. Hungary
     7. Bulgaria
  H. The Caribbean
     1. Haiti
     2. Jamaica
     3. Trinidad and Tobago
     4. The Bahamas
     5. Cuba
     6. The Dominican Republic
  I. Central and South America
     1. The Amazon
     2. Peru
     3. Argentina
     4. Brazil
  J. North America
     1. Mexico
      2. Canada
     3. The United States of America
     4. Native American Reservations  

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1. Weekly reading (20-45 pages) and listening to CDs that accompany the textbook.
2. 3-5 music identification quizzes.
3. Multiple choice midterm and final exams.
4. Construct an organology of the musical instruments of four geographic regions.
5. Research a living music culture using ethnographic methods.
    a. Fieldwork: observation, interview, concert attendance and/or participation
    b. Present findings in a 7-12 page term paper with references
    c. In-class oral report
6. Create an essay, audiovisual recording, or PowerPoint describing the student's personal relationship with music.  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 45%
Term paper, My Music essay
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Classification of instruments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 45%
Multiple choice, listening quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 30%
Attendance and participation in class discussions, fieldwork, oral report

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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World Music: A Global Journey. Miller, Terry E. & Andrew Shahriari. New York: Routledge, 2006.  

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