Music, Society and Culture

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCHC1055 MUS (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

Music exists in social contexts, within which people create, perform, perceive and react to it. These activities are dependent on specific places and times, and on the broader historical and cultural contexts of musical behavior. “Music, Society and Culture” surveys the relationships between society, culture and musical genre by examining musical: (1) production; (2) content; and (3) reception and use. GCHC1055 addresses changes in and the significance of musical styles and music-making, and the functions of art music and popular music in society. Specific topics explored include the practice and value of music in musical culture; music and social meaning; music and politics; music and gender; music in worship; the construction of music markets; the globalization of music production; and production and reproduction technologies.

What do the students say about this course?

Prof. Ho Wai Ching is friendly and nice. I like the way she makes good use of videos related to the topic, which give us brief introduction of the discussion topic, so that the lesson would not be too dull.

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.