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Faculty of Arts and SciencesMusicAndrew Clark
TermDay and TimeLocation
Spring 2016-2017  (show academic calendar)W   12:00 p.m. - 1:59 p.m.Music PH6 (FAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate and Undergraduate

Through field work, readings, discussions, and presentations, this course will explore topics related to disability in music history, music theory, and performance studies, and examine recent developments in neuroscience, music therapy, and music education. Defining disability as a cultural construction rather than as a medical pathology, the course will also consider the practice of music as a vehicle of empowerment, reflecting on music?s generative role in shaping communities and advancing social justice and human rights. Students will design and implement inclusive and democratic community music projects, partnering with local service organizations and educational institutions.

Students from other departments are welcome. This course can be used to fulfill secondary field credit in Ethnicity, Migration, Rights.

Exam Group

Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.