FACULTY OF HUMAN
ITIES & EDUCATION
LITS3602 African Literature II: African Narrative in Film and Text A counterpart to LITS3601, this course examines the nature of African narrative, its debt to orality and its innovations, by comparing filmic and written texts. This course is one of the approved Level III substitutes for HUMN3099 Caribbean Studies.
LITS3603 African Film An introduction to the cinemas of Africa as well as to film language and critical concepts. We examine the inter-textuality of filmic narrative techniques with indigenous African (oral) narrative forms, to be able to relate these to an African film aesthetic. This course is one of the approved Level III substitutes for HUMN3099 Caribbean Studies.
music theory while exploring the melodic, rhythmic and harmonic materials of Caribbean music.
MUSC2400 Knowing Popular Music Through Performance (6 credits) This year long course is based on the premise that the performance of popular genres is a necessary skill for any musician operating in the Caribbean or world music fields. How these genres are constructed and presented is required knowledge for all musicians whether their focus is performance or education. This knowledge is best acquired through individual performance in an ensemble context as the popular music is grounded in live group playing.
MUSC2100 Composing in Caribbean Popular Genres This course seeks to develop skills and interest in composing. It also aims to foster an experience of the process of composing and thereby allows students to personally contribute to the development of Caribbean popular music as composers/performers and as an informed audience.
MUSC1010 Introduction to Critical Listening This course introduces students to elements of music, musical style and the major musical forms. It examines the structure and composition of music with an emphasis on learning to become an active listener. Students will become familiar with important musical terminology, forms and instruments in order to better understand, enjoy and talk critically about music.
MUSC1020 Caribbean Popular Music and Society Prerequisite: MUSC1010 Popular music has a prominent place in Caribbean culture. Drawing on folk and traditional music it often provides socio- political commentary on Caribbean societies, and in many instances, is associated with distinctive dance styles. Through its focus on listening and analysis, this course provides an opportunity for students to explore Caribbean popular music and to understand its structures, particular eras and stylistic differences.
MUSC2000 General Musicianship Prerequisite: MUSC1020 This course introduces students to the fundamentals of basic musicianship and focuses on aural training, sight-reading and
MUSC3000 The Music Industry How the music industry works is indispensable knowledge for all musicians. The modern musician is as much involved in the business world as he is in the artistic world. This course provides an overview of the music industry and includes topics such as copyright and intellectual law and its application to Caribbean societies, taxation as it relates to cultural industries, legal and financial requirements of show promotion, and marketing and the media.
PHIL1002 Introduction to Ethics and Applied Ethics This course consists of two parts. The first part introduces students to the domain of ethics as the study of theories about how we ought to live, and what is of value or concern in life. The second part takes a more pragmatic approach and attempts to deal with practical applications such as concern for the environment and animals, or issues such as abortion and euthanasia.