MUSICOL 505 - Special Course
Section: 001 Mus Contemp Japan
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Other Course Info:
Undergraduate students elect MUSICOL 405.
May be repeated for credit.
Undergrad and Grad
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Music in Contemporary Japan is a survey of musical practice in present-day Japan, broadly defined. The course will give students a nuanced understanding of music in Japan today by exploring diverse genres and styles, including Japanese traditional, folk, popular, and art music. In addition to teaching students to recognize and discuss stylistic features of various musical practices, the course will emphasize their historical roots and influences, and their cultural context in globalized 21st-century Japan. This course seeks to build tools for research and critical analysis of music and globalized contemporary culture that encourage students wishing to look beyond the Japanese context. Accordingly, students will be asked to identify connections between musical and sociocultural issues studied in the course, as well as more local and personal phenomena in their own lives and communities.

Course Requirements:

Students will read and consider relevant academic literature, identify and critically discuss listening examples, and complete a major research project consisting of an end-of-term class presentation and original research paper.

MUSICOL 505 - Special Course
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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