MUSC-238   Music and Community

F and S. An experiential analysis of the power of music in contemporary society. Students learn how music embodies their present life style by analyzing the various roles for music in their lives - roles played both by their consciously active choices and their unconsciously passive exposure to music in the various media. This analysis becomes especially significant as the students form their own unique community through interactive music activity. Through this experience they evaluate and perhaps also adopt convictions and practices from their own communities past and present for use in the future. Meanwhile, students also develop values, perspectives, and skills for leadership, especially to address social injustices through the use of interactive music. Developed originally for elementary education and music education students, this course also includes an alternate curriculum of readings designed for students majoring in other disciplines.