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Course Code: 
ANT 118
Semester: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Laboratuvar Saati: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The main purpose of this course is to understand music varieties from different cultures around the World and how human culture effects music.
Course Content: 

Ethnomusicology provides the framework for understanding music and all human behavior relating to music. To achieve the goals requires sensitivity to the nuances of artistic expression, an enhanced music criticism and cross-cultural aesthetic, and an interdisciplinary approach comprised of both humanistic and scientific perspectives. Analysis of aspects anthropological thought influential in ethnomusicology through detailed examination of seminal texts.   

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion 4: Simulation 5: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Multiple Choice C: Homework D: Fill in the blanks E: True or false F: Oral exam G: Portfolio

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program

Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1) Gives a general perspective on world music cultures

1,2,5,7

1,2,5

A,C

2) Studies the historical and social processes that influence world music styles and genres from an ethnomusicological perspective. Enables students to relate people’s living practices to musical styles and genres.

1,2,5,7

1,2,5

A,C

3) Gives a general information about effects of religion on music

1,2,5,7

1,2,5

A,C

4) ) Gives a general information about telations between music and politics

1,2,5,7

1,2,5

A,C

5) Introduces the folk and traditional musics of the Asian continent

1,2,5,7

1,2,5

A,C

6) Introduces the folk and traditional musics of the Asian continent

1,2,5,7

1,2,5

A,C

7) Introduces the folk and traditional musics of the Europian continent

1,2,5,7

1,2,5

A,C

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction to Ethnomusicology:- Research Methods and Biblography in Ethnomusicology

 

2

Fieldwork and the concept of “Music-cultures”-

 

3

Theory and Method: Transcription-

 

4

- Theory and Method: Notation-

 

5

-Analysis of Musical Style

 

6

Historical Ethnomusicology-

 

7

Iconography and Organology

 

8

-Midterm

 

9

Musical Instruments

 

10

- Religon and Music: Ritual Music

 

11

-Gender and Music

 

12

- Politics of Representation (1980s)-

 

13

Postmodernism, Popular Music, and the Future of Ethnomusicology (1990s)-

 

14

- Applied Ethnomusicology

 
 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Myers, Helen, Ethnomusicology and Introduction. Newyork: The Macmillan Press, 1992

Alan Merriam, The Anthropology of Music. Northwestern Univ. Press, 1964.

Nettl, Bruno. The Study of Ethnomusicology: Twenty-Nine Issues and Concepts. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 1983.

Additional Resources

 Solis, Ted, ed. 2006. Performing Ethnomusicology. University of California Press.

 Nettl, Bruno. The Study of Ethnomusicology: Twenty-Nine Issues and Concepts. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 1983.

Bruno Nettl, "Merriam, Alan P." in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (London: MacMillan, 2001).

Miller, T., & Shahriari, A., World Music-A Global Journey- Roudledge, New York & London, (third editon) 2012.

Agawu, Kofi. 2003. Representing African Music: Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions. New York and London: Routledge. Manuel, Peter. 1988. '’Popular Musics of the Non-Western World’’. New York: Oxford UP.

 

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

World music videos from a variety of cultures

Assignments

Musical analysis of a country

Exams

General information about world music cultures

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

20

Attendance and Presentation

1

20

Assignment

1

20

Final

1

40

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

Main theories and concepts of social sciences in general and anthropology in particular, the physical and cultural development of humanity in the historical process, a wide spectrum of cultural patterns and archaelogical knowledge are understood and absorbed,

 

 

X

 

 

2

The ability to analyze current phenomena with an anthropological perspective and to think analytically and critically are acquired,

 

 

 

X

 

3

Good communication and written/oral expression skills are developed,

 

 

X

 

 

4

Acquires professional and social ethics, as well as an elevated sense of responsibility,

 

 

X

 

 

5

By studying the dynamics of a variety of cultural phenomena in detail, students become able to perceive and interpret the general features, geographical conditions, historical processes and dynamics of change in Turkish and other world cultures,

 

 

 

X

 

6

Establishes and builds on a wide perception and understanding of local and global issues and develops personally and professionally,

 

 

X

 

 

7

In accordance with Life Long Learning principles, students acquire the skill and vision to continuously seek to utilize knowledge and information from outside their fields of expertise; to make collaborations and and syntheses with their own respective repertoire of knowledge,

 

 

 

 

X

8

Students become able to spot social issues fit for anthropological research; acquire the methods, techniques and cultural equipment necessary for field work,

 

 

 

X

 

9

Their solo and team work skills, critical social gaze and scientifically and ethically responsible investigation abilities become augmented. 

 

 

 

X

 

 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

15

3

45

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

-

-

-

Mid Term

1

7

7

Quizzes

-

-

-

Assignments

1

7

7

Final examination

1

14

14

Total Work Load

 

 

73

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

2.92

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

3