Oct 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Add to Folder (opens a new window)

MUS 325 - Music and Culture of Bali

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
Explores the diverse musical and cultural traditions of Bali, Indonesia, with a focus on contemporary religious, theatrical and popular music culture. The course will mix classroom lectures with weekly labs in which we practice Balinese music and dance.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Repeatability: May be repeated for a total of 12 units.
Possible Instructional Methods: Hybrid Only.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
This course is designed to satisfy the objectives for GE Area C4, Arts and Humanities, meaning that by the end of this course you will be able to: 1) demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities; 2) analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and 3) demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities. 

More specifically, by the end of this course you will be able to: 1) apply a range of general and specialized terms relating to the study of music and culture in Bali; 2) demonstrate an in-depth familiarity with Balinese music traditions through verbal, written, and/or performative means; 3) use the methods of music-cultural analysis to draw clear and reasoned connections between musical expressions and the value systems and thought-processes that create and sustain them in Bali; 4) describe how music and other expressive forms of art used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens in Bali to both promote and challenge issues of cultural identity, political power, and social justice and equality

Add to Folder (opens a new window)