Non-Western/Cross-cultural Musical Arts

College of Creative Arts
Dean: Keith Morrison

Non-Western/Cross-cultural Musical Arts Program
CA 362
415-338-1705
Director: Hafez Modirzadeh

Faculty

Professors—Cayou, Duke, Kemnitzer, McGee

Program

Minor in Non-Western/Cross-cultural Musical Arts


Program Scope

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.

MINOR IN NON-WESTERN/CROSS-CULTURAL MUSICAL ARTS

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.

Introductory Course Units
MUS 505 Music of the World's Peoples 3
(Core courses may be taken concurrently with MUS 505, but not before the introductory course)
Core Courses
Students are expected to complete three units in each of the study areas listed.
Dance—one 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 Studies—one 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
Anthropology—one 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
Concluding Requirement
Music/Dance/Anthropology/Ethnic Studies 3
Senior Seminar Non-Western/Cross-cultural Musical Arts
Electives
Units which must be selected in consultation with an adviser 9
Minimum total 24


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