Introduction to ethnomusicology

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στην εθνομουσικολογία / Introduction to ethnomusicology
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600013838

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 154
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationCompulsory Course214
Music CompositionCompulsory Course214

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Βy attending successfully this course, students gain the following abilities and knowledges: 1. They acquiered the basic knowledge concering the history and methodology of the Science of Ethnomusicology 2. They know the basic bibliography and modern trends of ethnomusicological ethnography. 3. Know the special fields and interdisciplinary approaches of ethnomusicology.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Starting points and sources for the foundation of a scientific approach and study of the folk music cultures. Modes of research, work methods, schools of Ethnomusicology.
ethnomusicology, theory, methodology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Computer, Audio & video systems, e-mail
Course Organization
Reading Assigment180.6
Written assigments401.3
Student Assessment
The students' assessment is based on the following items: 1. Written work 2. Final written exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Bruno Nettl, "Εθνομουσικολογία: Τριάντα ένα ζητήματα και έννοιες", Καπόλα Παγώνα - εκδόσεις Νήσος, Αθήνα 2016 Ελένη Καλλιμοπούλου, Αλεξάνδρα Μπαλάντινα (επ.), "Εισαγωγή στην Εθνομουσικολογία", Ασίνη, 2013
Additional bibliography for study
Bruno Nettl, Η μουσική στους πρωτόγονους λαούς. Merriam, Anthropology of music. Helen Myers, Handbook of Ethnomusicology. Garland Encyclopedy of World Music.
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