15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: MUS6002, MUS6003

MUS6002, MUS6003

Co-requisites: MUS6004

Aims/Description: The module focuses on analysis of selected key texts in ethnomusicology (e.g. Blacking, 'How Musical is Man?'; Lortat-Jacob, 'Sardinian Chronicles'; Berliner, 'Soul of Mbira'). Lectures during the residential will introduce the history of ethnomusicology as a discipline. Study of the three books will be supported by guidance sheets keyed to each chapter and e-tutorials. Assessment is by completion of a book review (c. 3,000 words) on any one of the three books.

Staff Contact: WALKER KATE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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