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Fall 2020

Ethnomusicology (ETHNMUS)
ETHNMUS 188 - Special Courses in Ethnomusicology: Music and Intersectionality in the Mediterranean

Lecture: Lec 3

Class ID: 430829202

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Open: 3 of 20 Left

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Bilal, M.

Final Exam Information





None listed


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Enrollment Information

Grade Type

Individual Studies


Letter Grade or Passed/ Not Passed

Juniors and Above



Upper Division

Course Description

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Selected topics in ethnomusicology. Consult Schedule of Classes for topics and instructors. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

Class Description

Exploration of historical and ethnographic accounts on musical life in and beyond Mediterranean. Focusing on specific sociopolitical contexts, study of role of musical discourses and practices in identity formation in region and in its multiple diasporas. Examination of construction of spaces and subjectivities through music production, consumption, preservation, and exchange. Development of intersectional analytical perspective informed by social and critical theory to discuss issues such as politics of aesthetics, knowledge and affect production, community formation, musical ways of witnessing, genres of remembrance, musical expressions of dissent. Topics include performance of memory in Armenian music; protest music culture and song bans in Turkey; music and racial justice in Europe; sonic history of colonialism and migration across Mediterranean; music and social movements in Middle East and North Africa.

General Education (GE)

This class does not satisfy any GE requirements.

Writing II

This class does not satisfy the undergraduate Writing II requirement.


This class does not satisfy any College/School diversity requirement.

Class Notes

  • Entering Ethnomusicology majors must take the Music Theory Placement Examination to be given at each UCLA New Student Freshman Orientation session and at a time to be determined in 1344 Schoenberg Music Building.
  • Ethnomusicology 68A thru 68O, 91A thru 91P, 91Z, and 168A thru 168O are open to all students regardless of major; some restrictions may apply.



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