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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 201-01 - Topics in Music & Culture: Music and Mind (Fall)

4 credits (Fall)
This course explores the rapidly growing field of music perception and cognition. In light of the advances in cognitive science and music theory, we will examine perceptual and cognitive foundations of how humans perceive, understand, and create music. Topics to be covered include evolutionary origins of music, music and emotion, musical learning and development, music and the brain, the perception and cognition of music structure, and the processes involved in composition, improvisation, and performance. (Each participant in this course shall lead a discussion on a topic of her or his choice, probably related to the paper/presentation required at the end of the semester.)

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Cha