Sound Culture

HNR 340 - Sound Culture

MySlice Info:

Term: Spring 2019
Class #: 32816
Section: M005
Credits: 3

Fuchs Sampson, Sarah

Counts toward:
HNR Hum, Interdisciplinary, Collaboration

Course Time(s):
TuTh 2:00pm-3:20pm


Course Description:

In this course, students are invited to investigate culture by way of sound. Over the semester, we will consider the aesthetic, economic, historical, political, and technological dimensions of sound. Our conversations will revolve around themes including: sound and representations of race, gender, and sexuality; the voice as an instrument of selfhood and subjectivity; sound, ownership, and authorship in the digital age; silence and silencing; and modes of listening. Throughout the semester, we will listen to historical audio recordings, study the work of sound artists, read scholarship drawn from the interdisciplinary field of sound studies, and take soundwalks. In addition to engaging in lively in-class discussions, students will work collaboratively to curate an exhibition of sonic artifacts.