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Spring 2011   Music 208 Music in World Cultures (3 units)

Section 5343             Class Begins January 24, 2011
Section 5345             Class Begins February 14, 2011

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. (CSU/UC)
Recommended Prep: (if needed) English 80 or placement into English 200 through assessment process

  • Instructor:  Michael Guleff
  • Email:  
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Music of the Peoples of the World  William Alves (Be sure to purchase the 3 CDs that go with the text)
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 9 to 12 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 (1/24).
  • Assignments & Tests: Students will complete 3 reading quizzes and weekly journal entries. There will also be a research paper and a live concert report.
  • 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 Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link