MUS 7290 Psychology and Sociology in Music (3 units)
This course addresses the various psychological aspects of music and music learning and the sociocultural context of music. Topics will include the nature of musical ability, music perceptions, music development, and the social functions and uses of music. The combination of music disciplines will offer participants the opportunity to develop and deepen their knowledge and understanding of how and why humans think and behave the way they do, and how they shape and are shaped by the society they live in. The course also aims to make participants aware of social organisation of music production and reception, as well as the social functions and effects of music education.
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