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Spring 2009 MUS 208 – Music in World Culture (3 units)

Section 5343    Class Begins January 20, 2009

Course Description

Music of Polynesia, Africa, Asia, and the Americas through lecture, listening, film, and music-making, looking at musical instruments; the role of music in culture; musical elements of rhythm, melody, texture, and form; and 20th century music which incorporates styles of many cultures.

Recommended: English 200

  • Instructor:  M. Guleff
  • Email:   
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Music of the Peoples of the World, 1st Edition William Alves,  Bundle: Text + Audio 2-CD Set ISBN-10: 0495071285  Approximate cost: $100
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 6 to 8 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements:
    Email the instructor after you sign up for the class. Log into Etudes the first day of class (8/18).

    There is one concert requirement for the class. Students should also realize they need to have the ability to listen to music online as well as from their CD's. They should have a fast enough connection that music and video isn't interrupted or unable to access when it's assigned.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Social Security Number

(Type using all lower case letters)


Jose A. Garcia
SSN: 111-22-3333

Username = joga23333

Month Day of birth in school records



Birthday is April 11th, 1982

Password = 0411

NOTE: If you forget your password, you can Reset Password on the Etudes log-in page