ANTHRO 106G Global Sound Cultures: Musics, Places and People

ANTHRO 106G | ARTS, BE, EDSW, EMHSS, LC | Semester Two 2023 | City Campus | 15 points


Highlight the importance of exploring music from a global perspective and introduce EthnomusicologyApproach a broad diversity of musics looking at  technology, distribution, production, and reception Communicate current research-based understandings of global music styles from a range of theoretical, methodological and historical perspectives.

Assist students in the further development of key skills which include reading, writing and critical thinkingIntroduce students to contemporary social theory approaches, such as CRT, Queer studies, diaspora and transnationalism, indigenous studies, political economy, and decolonisation, by applying these to something students interact with in their everyday livesEnhance students’ understandings of the ubiquitous social, economic and artistic phenomenon that is music and stimulate interest in the field of study

Note: this course does not satisfy the General Education requirements for BMus or BMus conjoints.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse selected musics and music cultures.
  2. Understand and apply contemporary social theory to global music styles.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of some of the complex processes around global music trends and communities.
  4. Develop academic reading, critical thinking and writing skills, applied to music.
  5. Explore the role of various types of music in identity formation, activism, community, nation, and social justice.

Student Feedback

'This course was so great, the lecturer was the best that I've ever had, made the classes so much fun yet was always so informed and taught so well. The feedback on my essays was extremely helpful to my learning.'

'I found that the large variety of digital resources to be very helpful and the small snippets of a song gave us a clearer understanding of how that specific genre sounded at that time.'

'All sorts of media are used in this course, not just the music video examples within the lectures but also documentaries and quizlet questions within tutorials to help deepen our understanding.'

'I did get a taste of a lot of black culture and black music genres that I did not know before.'

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