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Spring 2018-2019
* LAS 212 / URB 212 (SA)   na, npdf

Latin American Soundscapes

Leonardo Cardoso de Cardoso

The course offers an introduction to sound-making and listening across Latin America. It pays attention to music, noise, urban space, and technology. Students are expected to conduct ethnographic research and to carry out field recordings in the New Jersey area. The course draws on anthropological, sociological, and historical accounts to explore the relationship between music and national symbols in Jamaica and Brazil; the tension between orality and literacy in local forms of speech; and the role of infrastructure, architecture, rituals (such as carnaval), and visual representations in the creation of urban soundscapes.

Sample reading list:
Bronfman, Alejandra, Isles of Noise
Sterne, Jonathan, The Sound Studies Reader
Schafer, R. Murray, The Soundscape
Ochoa Gautier, Ana María, Sonic Transculturation and Epistemologies
Ochoa Gautier, Ana María, Aurality: Listening and Knowledge
Oosterbaan, Martijn, Sonic Supremacy: Sound and Space
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
1) Short weekly responses; 2) Performance Report OR Album Review; 3) Final Paper/Podcast

Paper in lieu of Final - 35%
Design Project - 20%
Papers - 10%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 15%

Other information:
This course will be taught by Visiting Associate Research Scholar/Visiting Assistant Professor Leonardo Cardoso of the Program in Latin American Studies. He is Assistant Professor and Crawley Faculty Fellow in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University.

Reserved Seats:
First Year Ugrd Only 5
Sophomores Only 5

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42354 L01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:20