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    Macalester College
  Jan 17, 2018
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUSI 111 - World Music

This course surveys traditional, folk, and pop genres from major musical traditions in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. We approach music as both aesthetic and social processes, and explore the relationship between music making and other domains of human experience. Students will develop basic skills in critical listening, analysis, and writing about music. Course readings and audiovisual examples are designed primarily for non-music majors or minors. There is no prerequisite; previous knowledge of musical instrument or notation is not required. (4 Credits)