ANT 394M • Foundations of Ethnomusicology
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
This course is meant as an in-depth introduction to the field of ethnomusicology, as conceived and practiced since the early 20th century in European and American (hemispheric) circles primarily. Emphasis is placed on the ideological history of the discipline and on its emerging interdisciplinarity. Thus, its relationship to allied humanity and social science disciplines will be reviewed and discussed.
The main objectives of the course are 1) to acquaint students with the bibliographic and historical resources of ethnomusicology and its conceptual issues, 2) to provide an overview and a basis for further work in the discipline, and, 3) for the non-specialist, to provide a basis for understanding ethnomusicology in relation to other areas of musical/humanistic/social scientific inquiry about music processes and meanings.