Course code MākZ1000
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 26 6 48
Course annotation
The course is aimed at presenting theoretical background for study of South Asian (India, Pakistan, Shrilanka, Nepal, Bangladesh) music culture, marking such aspects as ideas of music, social organization of music, creation of music, material culture of music.
Music culture of India is characterized from different points of view: concepts and esthetics of music, musical contexts, history, connection of music to social groups, music education, musical language, grammar, repertoires, musical instruments etc. An insight into regionalization of music cultures is provided. The most significant kinds, forms, musical instruments are characterized. Music is viewed in relation to text, movement, ritual etc. A special focus is on sacred music traditions.
The exemplification of theoretical issues is based on broad range of audial materials, thus students obtain a good listening experience.
Students recognize the multisided role of music in culture of India, the various relations of music to different aspects of culture, they have orientation in the multitude of musical forms and have a good insight into research directions and problems. Students know the important components of Indian music culture and they can track them and characterize their peculiarities in different periods of culture history. They can characterize the most significant historical and regional forms of Indian traditional and modern music culture, they recognize and characterize musical samples of these regions.
Course plan
1. Music culture of India and its study: concepts, problems, history of research, resources. 4L
2. Sacral music: Hindu traditions. 6L, 2S
3. Sacral music: Moslem and Baul traditions. 4L
4. Regional forms of traditional music. 6L, 2S
5. Popular music. 4L
6. Developments and innovations of music of India in the world. 2L, 2S
Requirements for obtaining credit points
Work in seminars 20%, course paper and its presentation 40%, oral examination 40%.
Study programmes Asian Studies