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MUSC 137 - Asian Drumming Ensemble 1: Korean Percussion

Credits: 5
This ensemble will explore traditional Korean drumming practices, their use among rural farmers, and their use in social protest (i.e. Japanese occupation, pro-democratization movements, to the ousting of President Park Geun-hye). We will learn basic techniques of the Korean drumming traditions pungmul, samulnori, and nongak and play the four main instruments: ching, kkwaenggwari, puk, and changgo. No musical experience required.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Diversity

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify a variety of basic drumming selections of Korean traditional drumming and rhythms.
  2. Discuss a variety of selections of  basic Korean traditional drumming and rhythms.
  3. Play basic rhythms and identify with how these drumming practices used as part of the pro-democratization process in the 1970s and 1980s.
  4. Place the sounds and meanings of particular pieces/rhythms in social, historical, and political contexts (e.g. shaman ritual rhythms vs. rhythms used for political protest).

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of historical genres and styles beyond current trends in Performing Arts.
  2. Demonstrate responsibility by one or more of the following: attendance, assignment completion, final project or performance completion.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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