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Connections 20032. Cultural Flows in South Asia

These two courses address sociocultural issues central to the South Asian region of the world, home to approximately 1.5 billion peoples, and they model for students the strengths of multidisciplinary approaches to the study of this area. Anthropology and ethnomusicology study human culture from distinct but complementary disciplinary perspectives. While ethnomusicology is a relatively young discipline with a hybrid theoretical toolbox and a specifically performative focus, anthropology brings to bear a broad and deep body of theory on the study of social structure and cultural expression. The professors of the two courses will give guest lectures in one another’s classes during the semester. Students who wish to complete this connection should plan to enroll in both courses in the same semester.

Connections:
ANTH 295 Peoples and Cultures of South Asia
and MUSC 221 Music and Dance of South Asia