Universität Wien FIND

010086 SE Music and Religion (2019S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

ACHTUNG: Entfall der Lehrveranstaltung am 29.03.2019

Friday 01.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 08.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 15.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 22.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 05.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 12.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 03.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 10.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 17.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 24.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 31.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 07.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 14.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 21.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 28.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aim:
This course aims to improve the students’ understanding of music and religion and how these two fields interconnect. After the course is over, students will be able to relate music and religion and show how music plays an important role in religion and how religion provides an important context for music making.

Description:
Music plays a vital role in many religions around the world. It is used for religious expression, aesthetics, and propagation. In ethnomusicology, religion is a prominent theme, symbol, and motif, offering a context with complex implications for musical styles and genres. Various spiritualities are characterised by both religious and musical markers, and popular music scenes have even been described by scholars as ‘postmodern religions.’ Despite the fact that music plays such an important role in religion in many dimensions, and vice versa, the study of music and religion has not been often taught as a single subject. This course proposes an interdisciplinary study of music and religion, both as ethnomusicology and a subfield of religious studies.
The topics that will be discussed in the class will be: (1) the importance of music in religious expression and practice; (2) understanding music and religion as part of ethnicity and culture; (3) discovering music and religion as social behaviour; (4) the religious dimensions of popular music; (5) the connection and correlation between music and religion; (6) comparisons of various traditions of sacred music in their religious and cultural contexts.

Method:
Students are asked to read assigned readings before attending class and are encouraged to prepare questions from the readings to stimulate class discussion. When necessary, the discussion is carried on in small groups. Each class consists of a lecture according to the syllabus, a discussion of the assigned readings and the weekly topics, and student presentations. The class will be conducted casually, through interactive communication between the lecturer and the students in order to attain the best benefits.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment:
Students’ grading consists of: 30% for participation and attendance; 30% for group presentation; and 40% for the final paper. Every student must prepare a presentation in class on a topic related to the course. The topic can be freely chosen, but the lecturer’s permission must be given prior to the preparation. The length of the presentation depends on the size of the class. The final paper will be a 10-page research paper on a course-related topic of the student’s own selection, as approved by the instructor; it should be handed in before the end of the semester. The language that will be used in class and in writing the paper will be English.

Examination topics

Reading list

Reading list

Readings will be provided in advance via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

066 800 M04, M09; für 011 (15W) FTH 17 oder FTH 26, 198 418 BA UF RK 16, 199 518 MA UF RK 02 oder RK 05, 033 195 (17W) BRP 18krp, BRP 11ktb oder 18ktb, auslaufende Studienpläne: für 011 (11W) D31 oder DAM, 033 195 (15W) BAM 13, für SP PdR 11c , 066 796 (15W) MRP 9, Seminar oder (F)WF für 020

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