FA 363 Sacred Sounds: Music & Religion, 3 credits
This course provides a basic framework for understanding the development of the vast treasury of psalms, hymns, canticles, spiritual songs, and other sacred music within the Christian tradition. Through primary readings and listening activities, we will address the nature of church music from both a historical and theological context. In addition, non-Western traditions will be examined alongside variable definitions of spirituality in practice. The course will conclude by exploring shifting boundaries between sacred and secular in popular culture.