Exploration of selected musical systems of the world, approached through study of their basic stylistic elements. Discussion centers on the music and instruments indigenous to each system and includes extra-musical cultural associations such as religion and theatre. Listening drawn from field and studio recordings of indigenous performers.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts distribution requirement. Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Fine Arts distribution requirement. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.
No music training required.