Music and Embodied Cognition

Music Theory 317

Usual Description

This course explores the relationship between musical experience and conceptualization. Starting from basic embodied experience, this course explores how music generates affect -how and why different works and styles have different feels-and how the experience and feel of music motivate and ground traditional and novel concepts. The approach is interdisciplinary, with readings drawn from: perception and cognition (general and musical); ancient and modern philosophy and music theory; human development (ontogenetic and phylogenetic); cognitive neuroscience; cognitive linguistics; and musicology, including gender issues pertaining to music. Written coursework includes 1) responses to readings, 2) brief analysis of works and styles, and 3) a term paper.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Music Theory 317 Taught by Arnie Cox
Music Theory 317 Taught by Arnie Cox
Music Theory 317 Taught by Arnie Cox
Music Theory 317 Taught by Arnie Cox
Music Theory 317 Taught by Arnie Cox
Music Theory 317 Taught by Arnie Cox