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Music in World Religions

Instructor
Stasack

Cross-cultural study of musical styles, roles, and performance practices in religious belief systems and sacred rituals around the world. Thematic issues include: explicit and implicit relationships between musical substance and ideology; music as a tool for expressing, preserving, and empowering sacred texts; music as a means of structuring ritual; and the power of music to transform experience.

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Visual and Performing Arts distribution requirement. Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Fine Arts distribution requirement.


Prerequisites:

No music training required. Normally offered in alternate years; not offered in 2015-16.