Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSC 117 - World Music


This course presents a survey of cross-cultural popular music and the traditional music that influenced it. The class will address social and cultural roles of the music and factors influencing its development and dissemination. Students will learn by participating in music-making, listening to live and recorded music, reading, writing, and discussing. Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Use the language of the arts in a precise and analytical way as well as dealing with esthetic and subjective aspects.
  • Develop skills and/or attitudes that enable one to value cultural differences.
  • Develop skills and/or attitudes that enable one to value aesthetics and creativity.
  • Write and speak about music with clarity, accuracy, and substance.
  • Identify examples, data and information from a variety of cultures and groups that illustrate key concepts, principles, generalizations, and theories.
  • Compare Western and non-Western history, literature, art, culture, or religion as reflected through various genres and styles of music from traditional, indigenous, and contemporary sources.
  • Discuss how musical knowledge is created and how it may be influenced by factors of race, ethnicity, gender and social class.

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