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MUSC 210 - Understanding the Psychology of Music

Class Session: Monday, June 04, 2018 - Thursday, August 02, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of undergraduate credit

Instructor: Douglas Springer


Course Description

Various psychological and psychosocial aspects of human musical behavior, including introductory musical acoustics, perception and cognition of music, music and the brain, music processing across world cultures, music and emotions, music and human health, music in social contexts, and principles of experimental design.


General Information

This course is delivered entirely through Blackboard. It is a Carolina Core course in the GSS (Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding, Social Sciences) track (Foundational-Level Course).


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Information is accurate as of February 22, 2018, 1:29 pm (Subject to change)



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