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English
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Beginner Level
Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to the Course

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 7 min), 4 readings
2 videos
How to succeed in your online class?2m
4 readings
Meet the instructors and the team5m
Leiden University: Facts & Figures10m
Community Guidelines 5m
What is your learning path?5m
3 hours to complete

Music and Atmosphere

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Reflection on "a day in the life of a listener"8m
Music between consciousness and subconsciousness: An interview with Anahid Kassabian18m
Music between consciousness and subconsciousness: An interview with Thomas van Straaten11m
Reflection on the interviews with Anahid Kassabian and Thomas van Straaten6m
"Music for Airports": The various roles of music8m
Music and atmosphere: Concluding discussion8m
1 reading
How can music and society be related?15m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Music and Identity

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 92 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Music and personal identity: the power from outside vs. the freedom from inside8m
Music and collective identity: One song, many identities8m
"I will survive": Music between repetition and difference9m
Music and clashing identities: An interview with Daniel Barenboim25m
Reflection on the interview with Daniel Barenboim5m
Does social position affect musical taste? An introduction to Bourdieu8m
From inequality in society to inequality in music: Bourdieu’s critique8m
Music and identity: Concluding discussion9m
3 readings
Music and personal identity10m
Deconstructing identity: Mark C. Taylor10m
Music and identity: Exploring Bourdieu’s views10m
2 practice exercises
Music and personal identity2m
Music and identity: Exploring Bourdieu’s views6m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Music and Politics

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 84 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
9 videos
From noise regulation to national hymns: Music and the state5m
Music and culture industry: An introduction to Adorno15m
Power is everywhere: From “politics” to “the political”3m
Disciplining and controlling: Music and the political6m
Undermining authority: Music and subversion9m
The possibility of subversion through music: Adorno revisited12m
Music, cultural policy, and resistance: An interview with Louis Andriessen18m
Music and politics: Concluding discussion7m
3 readings
Music and politics: The fetish character in music and the regression of listening10m
Affective tonality? What's that?15m
How music becomes noise: Jacques Attali10m
3 practice exercises
Music and politics: The fetish character in music and the regression of listening2m
Affective tonality? What's that?4m
How music becomes noise: Jacques Attali2m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Music and Ethics

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 82 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Music and virtue: Good music for the good soul7m
Music and hospitality: An introduction3m
Ethical listening and perceptual care8m
Music and respect: An interview with Ton Koopman10m
Reflection on the interview with Ton Koopman7m
Music and “Bildung”: Character first9m
Music and engagement: An interview with Nanette Nielsen12m
Music and ethics: Concluding discussion13m
3 readings
Post-Modern Ethics: Beyond Good and Evil10m
Music and ethics: Freedom, bildung and art10m
Complete our short survey10m
2 practice exercises
Post-Modern Ethics: Beyond Good and Evil2m
Music and Ethics: Freedom, Bildung and Art2m

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