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  Jan 16, 2018
 
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MS 052 PZ -Introduction to Sound Studies


Institution: Pitzer

Description: This is an introductory level course exploring different areas of study within sound culture, an emerging field in the human
sciences. This course will introduce students to ways of thinking historically and culturally about sound and listening.
Sound studies is an inherently interdisciplinary field. While this course is grounded in media studies, it also intersects with
history, visual and performing art, architecture, music, cultural studies, anthropology and ethnography, as well as other
disciplines. The course will survey wide ranging topics and cultures including American and European industrialization;
rainforest soundscapes of Papua New Guinea; cassette sermons by Islamic preacher in Cairo, Egypt; avant-garde music
and DJ culture, to name a few.

Prerequisite(s): Please check course schedule for requirements.

For up-to-date information on current course offerings and details, please refer to the Pitzer class schedule on MyCampus2 Portal.



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