This course was listed in the time schedule with the incorrect end time. If students were unable to fit it into their summer schedules before, I encourage them to take another look.
AIS 110: Musical Traditions of Native North America
Instructor: Chad Uran
Summer 2013 b-term
5 credits, VLPA
MTWTh 9:40 – 11:50
This course will introduce students to the politics, practices, aesthetics, and purposes of North American Indigenous music. Students will learn about socio-historical contexts of colonization and sovereignty, and how they influence the production and reception of North American Indigenous musical expressions. Other topics of focus will include issues of representation, cultural property ownership, and ethical concerns. Our readings, as well as the music we listen to and see performed in film, will be organized according to overlapping themes and genres such as “welcoming, asking permission and thanksgiving,” to “revitalization and resistance,” and more. Students will learn that as with many Indigenous art forms, music exists in a means to express cultural continuity, and is embedded in and reflective of all aspects of Native American social life.