Music, Spirit, and Transformation

Course Number
LMAS-280
Description

This course explores the concepts of transformational power in music using musical examples from several different cultures. The desire to connect spiritually through music has been found to be virtually universal, but music can communicate that which is beyond language in both sacred and secular settings. Western culture's 21st-century influence has shown that the pervasiveness of music and emphasis on entertainment can cause us not to always recognize its power. How do we define power and music in current cultural trends? Through guided listening to recordings of music from around the world, viewing films, interviews with guest speakers and musicians, and class discussions, students explore the forms and context of music from different places around the world and make connections between music, transformation, and spirituality. 

Credits
3
Prerequisites
LENG-111
Required Of
None
Electable By
All
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston
Department
LART
Course Chair
Mike Mason
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