National University




MUS327 World Music

Lead Faculty: Dr. Lee T. Lovallo

Course Description

An exploration of musical traditions and techniques in a variety of cultures, including Japan, India, Native America, South America, and Africa. Broadens students' cultural understanding of music.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify musical processes such as melody, accompaniment, homophony, polyphony, meter, and form.
  • Use technical concepts and terms from basic music theory.
  • Communicate successfully and coherently about musical form and contents.
  • Relate music to its social, spiritual and cultural contexts.
  • Appreciate the similarities among seemingly different musical traditions.