This course prepares students to study music as a product of cultural expression through an examination of how diverse socio-cultural, economic, and political forces shape the production, transmission, and reception of music. Through the exploration of diverse repertoire from a variety of music cultures and historical periods, students develop foundational skills in critical listening, research, and writing within the discipline. Note: A basic ability to read music is recommended. 05-09-2018-30-11-2018 Lecture Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30AM - 12:20PM, Steel Bldg, Room 224