MUSICOL 507 - Special Course
Section: 001 Music and Mobility
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
Credits:
3
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Other Course Info:
Undergraduate students elect MUSICOL 407.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Music and Mobility––Global Diasporas Making Sense and Sound seeks to challenge the boundaries of the modern nation-state to chart a musical map of the world that reflects the movements of human beings across the globe. Much of the contemporary world is constituted of diasporic societies. Global trade, slavery, imperialism, colonialism, wars, and the search for better lives have forcibly moved people as well as driven others to move voluntarily. We wish to understand how migrants, both old and recent diasporic peoples, have engaged creatively, through music, with their surroundings to make new selves and new lives; wherever they have found themselves. Outstanding examples will be chosen from the African, Arab, Asian, Jewish, and European, diasporas worldwide. At the same time, we will read on world history continuously throughout the semester, to understand the human connections that have gone into the making of the modern world – socially, politically, economically, and culturally. This course aims to further our understanding of the ways in which human beings survive and evolve by creating and consuming new musical and aesthetic worlds for themselves––how they make sense and create place through sound.

Course Requirements:

Course assignments will include three discussion and response papers based on the readings, and a final exploration, paper, or performance. This final project may consider a people and a music that are personally relevant for you, or examine another diasporic society and its music that you find particularly engaging.

MUSICOL 507 - Special Course
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001 (LEC)
P
19263
Open
5
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:30PM
002 (LEC)
P
27601
Open
25
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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