Aural History (HIS2144.01)

Stephen Higa

From religious chant to village bells to elevator muzak to noise pollution, sound has played a major role in human cultures and human experience since time immemorial.  In this 2-credit course, students will approach and engage critically with sound, listening, hearing, and aurality as categories of historical analysis.  In the first part of the course, students will read various examples of aural history (about 50-60 pages a week).  In the second part of the course, students will undertake their own aural history project.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Two Credit, Updates, 2000, History, Stephen Higa.