An introduction to the discipline of ethnomusicology. This course will examine the music of diverse cultures, with a special emphasis on non-western music, both traditional and popular. Social and cultural backgrounds of selected geographical regions will be explored in terms of their influence on musical traditions. Structured listening and performance experiences both in and out of the classroom will enable students to develop an expanded vision of musical style and expression. Background/knowledge in music is very helpful. Recommended background courses for non-majors: MUS 147 or MUS 149; MUS 121.