21M.294 | Spring 2005 | Undergraduate

Popular Musics of the World


Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

Course Requirements

The core of this course consists of lectures, in-class listening and discussion, and outside reading and listening assignments. Lectures and discussions will be supplemented, where possible, with guest lecture-demonstrations, film or video screenings. Regular attendance of class is required, and students will be expected to actively participate in discussions and in-class activities.


There is no required textbook for this course. Readings from various sources will be assigned for each class session.

Papers and Projects

Students are required to write two papers, and complete a final research project consisting of a paper and oral presentation.

Quizzes and Exams

Two in-class exams will cover materials from lecture, readings, and listening assignments. The exams are scheduled for Lec #10 and Lec #21; there will be no exam during the final examination period.

Academic Honesty

Please remember that plagiarism in writing papers is a serious academic offense, and includes any use of unacknowledged outside sources, either scholarly or by fellow students.


Written Assignments, Attendance, and Participation 40%
Exams 30%
Final Project 30%

Students must receive a passing grade for each component of the course in order to pass the course as a whole.

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2005
Learning Resource Types
Written Assignments with Examples