FA 207 World Music, 3 credits

This course focuses on the critical role of music in indigenous societies and its permeation into the mainstream. It will also study the varying functions of music within those societies and the intersection of tradition with innovation. Other areas of inquiry for the class include: how does music participate in identity politics? How does music serve as a social force across the globe? How does music connect our lives, our communities and the world in which we live? Special emphasis will be placed on the role of emerging technologies in globalization.