STS 3121

STS 3121

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Sound as a medium has been neglected not only in the sciences but also in social sciences and humanities. We will engage with new emerging work in sound studies by addressing specific locations and activities where sound is important. These include histories of key sonic technologies such as the phonograph and electronic music synthesizer; places where sound is particularly pertinent such as the recording studio and the Laboratory of Ornithology; and practices where sound is the medium such as the use of the stethoscope in medicine. We will also examine interesting sonic locales such as the rain forests of Papua New Guinea. We will cover how sound figures in everyday activities such as economic exchange and in new media such as movies and video games.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 3432

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17272 STS 3121   SEM 101