GCHC1055
Music, Society and Culture

GCHC1055
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?

一般非歷史系同學對歷史的興趣不大,因為很多課程也以政治、思想等大歷史為主,但這個科目並不是以一些傳統歷史為主,而是以社會文化歷史為主。而且從社會歷史認識歷史循環及趨向也比較有趣。非歷史系學生上課時會更輕鬆、容易掌握。

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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.