Course: Ethnomusicology class

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Course title Ethnomusicology class
Course code KSA/ETMU
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Veselský Pavel, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Čermáková Eva, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Etnomusicology as one possible approach to understanding culture, its introduction into broader context of cultural anthropology interest. 2.-12. Seminar meetings with music expressions of chosen cultural areas.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Demonstration, Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Homework for Teaching - 30 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 20 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is - through particular examples of music expressions - to approach present or previous cultural variability. After an introductory lesson of the tutor, the course is to be a seminar. Students, after the basic agreement with the tutor, choose particular cultural areas, to which seminar meeting are to be devoted, and to which music content is to be collected and presented (for example South American Indian music, Indian peninsula music etc.). The presentation will be partly non-discursive (listening chosen music examples) and partly discursive (introducing the explaining contextual information, discussion etc). The course can be attended only by highly motivated student, who is ready to work on collecting (mostly internet-databases) and contextualizing the information.
After passing the course successfully, students will able of orientation and discussion on great variety of music appearances of those cultural areas which will be chosen (by them) for seminar work. Inductively - based on their active role in seminar - the function of music will be transmitted, as an integral part of every culture (social, religious function of music etc.), and similarly students will be introduced into the globalization impact on local cultures: shifts from original music forms to fusion - syncretic or eclectic - alternatives (global fusion, world music).
Prerequisites
The course can be attended only by highly motivated student, who is ready to work on collecting (mostly internet-databases) and contextualizing the information.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Analysis of Creative works (Music, Pictorial,Literary), Seminar Work

An active seminar presence, fulfilling continuing tasks: independent and team seminar work, search for and contextualization of internet based information.
Recommended literature
  • ETHNOMUSICOLOGY, Journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), University of Illinois Press..
  • BOHLMAN, Philip V. The Study of Folk Music in the Modern World. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988..
  • JURKOVÁ, Zuzana a kol. Kapitoly o mimoevropské hudbě. Olomouc: Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého v Olomouci, 1996..
  • MYERS, Helen ed. Ethnomusicology: An Introduction. Norton, New York 1992..
  • NETTL, Bruno. The study of ethnomusicology. Thirty-one issues and concepts. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005..


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Cultural Anthropology (2015) Philosophy, theology 3 -
Faculty of Arts Cultural Anthropology (2015) Philosophy, theology 3 -