MU 307 Music and Society
An introduction to interdisciplinary approaches to the study of music including the sociology, anthropology, and psychology of music. These approaches will be applied in selected areas such as education, religion, non-Western music, and popular music.
The subject area this semester will be music, ethics, and the mass media. Issues will include ownership of musical materials (power relationships, copyright, etc.), musical representation (gender and ethnicity), and the impact of evolving technology. Readings will come from current sources such as the New York Times, Billboard, etc.

Gordon Thompson (Filene 115 | 518-580-5322 |

Department of Music     Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York
11 May, 2005