Music and Islam

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Music and Islam

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Music (BA)

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This module is open to students majoring in music at their home institution only.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module description: The module will explore music in the Islamic world, from Morocco to Indonesia, touching also on diasporas in Europe, America, and elsewhere. The emphasis will be ethnographic and contemporary, but historical issues and debates will also be presented and contextualized.

    Study abroad entry requirement: Music majors ONLY

    Credit level: 5

    Credit value: 15

    Assessment: written examination/s; coursework;

    1 x 2000-word essay (midterm, 34%) and 1 x 3000 word essay (end of term, 66%).

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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