2017-2018 Catalog

MUSC 104 Music of Africa and the Middle East

This course surveys the musical styles and genres of the African continent and the Middle Eastern world. Within an ethno-historical framework established at the beginning of the course emphasis is placed on 1) the region's important musical genres their social function and musical characteristics and 2) the instruments used in performing these musical genres. While knowledge of music theory and performance skills are not necessary it is essential that students be prepared for intensive music listening in and out of class.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts
  • Regional Focus