May 25, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 245 - Music in World Religions


Cross-cultural study of musical styles, roles, and performance practices in religious belief systems and sacred rituals around the world. Thematic issues include: explicit and implicit relationships between musical substance and ideology; music as a tool for expressing, preserving, and empowering sacred texts; music as a means of structuring ritual; and the power of music to transform experience.

Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement.  Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.  

Prerequisites & Notes
No music training required. Normally offered in alternate years; not offered in 2016-17.

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