ProfessorsCayou, Duke, Kemnitzer, McGee
Minor in Non-Western/Cross-cultural Musical Arts
The Non-Western/Cross-cultural Musical Arts Minor provides educational resources for those students interested in understanding global music and culture for varying careers or for personal enrichment. The subject is interdisciplinary and includes musical, artistic, cultural, historical, geographical, political, humanistic, and social aspects organized into a cohesive program. Students will be introduced to a variety of perspectives within the disciplines of music, dance, ethnic studies, anthropology, as well as to a synthesis of knowledge drawn from other relevant disciplines.
The minor provides students with the background to apply Non-Western/Cross-cultural Musical Arts to knowledge acquired in any major program. Skills in understanding culturally diverse expressions of global musical arts increase the graduate's career opportunities in a variety of ways. Non-Western/Cross-cultural Musical Arts offers an educational base for those students interested in teaching, media, theatre, literature, business, travel industries, health professions, bilingual studies, social and cultural programming, research, graduate study and understanding of global musical perspectives. Creativity is a central focus of the minor.
The Non-Western/Cross-cultural Musical Arts Minor has the following general objectives:
The minor program is enhanced by an academically substantive and attractive series of co-curricular activities including non-western concerts, lecture/demonstrations of instruments, colloquia and dialogues, and field trips. These activities vary from semester to semester.
This program consists of 24 units. Each student's course of study will be individualized according to his/her intellectual, creative, and career goals. All students interested in the minor should see a designated faculty adviser for information, selection and sequencing of courses as well as for written approval of transfer equivalents and course substitutions. Contact the appropriate faculty member or departmental office for faculty office hours.
Online course descriptions are available.
|MUS 505||Music of the World's Peoples||3|
|(Core courses may be taken concurrently with MUS 505, but not before the introductory course)|
Students are expected to complete three units in each of the study areas listed.
|Danceone of the following three-unit groups||3|
|DANC 160||Afro-Haitian Dance (1) and|
|DANC 207||Dance in Cultural Context (2) or|
|DANC 168||Folk Dance (1) and|
|DANC 235||Folklore of Dance (2)|
|Ethnic Studiesone of the following:||3|
|AIS 220||American Indian Music|
|LARA 425||Comparative Music Folklore|
|ETHS 291||Contemporary Practices of Third World Performing Artists in America|
|Anthropologyone of the following:||3|
|ANTH 550||Culture and Personality|
|ANTH 569||Cross-Cultural Aspects of Sex and Gender|
|ANTH 580||Anthropology and the Arts|
|ANTH 581||Anthropology and Folklore|
|Senior Seminar Non-Western/Cross-cultural Musical Arts|
|Units which must be selected in consultation with an adviser||9|
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