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Searching for religion music returned 10 classes
  • STH TA 710

    Music in World Religions I: The Abrahamic Traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)

    Music is an integral part of the liturgies of almost every major religion. It is a traditional element of many rituals connected with the life cycle, and is often used as a way of mediating one's relationship to God. This course seeks to put both religion and its music in cultural and historical context. It will use interdisciplinary methodologies including theological studies and musical analysis. It aims to provide a basic framework for understanding the issues surrounding the duties and practices, rituals, scriptures, articles of faith, holy days, prayers, and denominational differences for each religion in a way that is comprehensible to the non- musician. (Clusters 1 and 3)

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

  • STH TA 711

    Music of the World's Religions II: The Asian Traditions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikkhism)

    Music is an integral part of the liturgies of almost every major religion. It is a traditional element of many rituals connected with the life cycle, and is often used as a way of mediating ones relationship to God. This course seeks to put both the religion and its music in cultural and historical context. It will be using interdisciplinary methodologies including theological studies and musical analysis. It aims to provide a basic framework for understanding the issues surrounding the duties and practices, rituals, scriptures, articles of faith, holy days, prayers and denominational differences for each religion in a way that is comprehensible to the non-musician. Musical training is preferred but not essential. (Clusters 1 and 3)

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

  • CAS AA 225

    Topics in Religion and Music

    May be repeated for credit as topics change. Topic for Fall 2019: Religion and Hip Hop Culture. Considers an often overlooked element in the study of hip hop culture, religion. Specifically, the course offers students the opportunity to examine the variety of ways that religion finds expression in the dynamic cultural medium of hip hop.

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

  • CAS RN 205

    Topics in Religion and Music

    May be repeated for credit as topics change. Topic for Fall 2018: Religion and Hip Hop Culture. Considers an often overlooked element in the study of hip hop culture, religion. Specifically, the course offers students the opportunity to examine the variety of ways that religion finds expression in the dynamic cultural medium of hip hop.

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

  • CFA MH 106

    Music and Culture

    This course introduces music across history, genre, and cultures, examining music's relationship to politics, race, religion, and identity. We'll approach music as a human activity enmeshed in social, political, economic, philosophical, religious, ecological, and individual contexts. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Aesthetic Exploration.

    [ 2 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • BU Hub Pathway:
        Social & Racial Justice
  • CFA MH 761

    Contemplating Ethnomusicology

    This course will involve in-depth reading and discussion of key areas of scholarship: music and politics, music and gender, music and religion, music and identity, and other useful paradigms. This course will broaden and deepen the intellectual horizons of graduate students in ethnomusicology and other interested graduate students. 3 cr.

    [ 3 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

  • CFA MH 861

    Contemplating Ethnomusicology

    This graduate seminar is required for graduate students in Ethnomusicology. This course will involve in-depth reading and discussion of key areas of scholarship: music and politics, music and gender, music and religion, music and identity, and other useful paradigms. This course will broaden and deepen the intellectual horizons of graduate students in ethnomusicology and other interested graduate students. Ethnomusicology graduate students will often take this graduate seminar in their third semester, but it could also be taken earlier. [ 4 cr.]

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

  • MET HU 400

    Great Works of the Modern Era

    The 20th century presented the most accelerated period of social evolution in human history: two World Wars were fought; technology developed at a dazzling pace; psychological exploration and scientific discovery assailed traditional conceptions of religion and the nature of reality; the relation of the individual to society fluctuated as new social and political models originated. Our main focus will be the literature and film within this time frame, but parallel developments in art and music will also be discussed. Effective Spring 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Social Inquiry I.

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • Social Inquiry I
  • STH TC 867

    Theology and Popular Culture

    This course places the Christian gospel into dialogue with a variety of expressions of North American popular culture (film, television, art, music, entertainment, sports, etc.) in an effort to understand the complex relationship between the two. The course takes up at with this dialogue against the wider background of the study of religion and popular culture and by exploring the nature of self and transcendence, morality and the spiritual quest as those are constructed and configured within popular culture. The course asks to what extent contemporary expressions of Christian worship, preaching, Ministry, evangelism, and spirituality might better engage popular culture and to what extent these expressions already reflected the values, patterns, and practices of popular culture. (Clusters 1 and 2)

    [ 3 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

  • STH TT 839

    Race and American Christianity

    This will be an intensive course taught prior to the first day of Fall 2010 courses. Students taking this intensive course will put it on their FALL PERMISSION TO REGISTER FORMS. The teaching schedule for TT839 is as follows (totaling 7 days/6 hours per day). Monday, August 23 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm - Tuesday, August 24 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm - Wednesday, August 25 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm - Thursday, August 26 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm - Friday, August 27 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm - Monday, August 30 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm - Tuesday, August 31 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm - COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course explores a variety of experiences and expressions of race in American Christianity, past and present. Using both comparative and narrative modes of understanding, we will look at how race and religion have interacted across both time and space, comparing the Anglo-American and African American jeremiad traditions; tracing the racial story of American Pentecostalism from African American Los Angeles in 1906 to Latino Texas in 2006; and putting antebellum sorrow songs in conversation with both contemporary hip-hop and the praise songs of Korean American evangelical college students. Our texts will include autobiography, blogs, essays, fiction, history, journalism, movies, music, poll data, sermons, visual art, and YouTube, as well as our own experiences of visiting a racially different Christian community.

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

Abbreviation Glossary

Abbreviation Name
CAS College of Arts & Sciences
CFA College of Fine Arts
CGS College of General Studies
COM College of Communication
EGS College of Engineering and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
ENG College of Engineering
EOP Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP)
GMS Graduate Medical Sciences
GRS Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
HUB BU Hub general education program
KHC Questrom School of Business
LAW School of Law
MED School of Medicine
OTP Officer Training Program
PDP Physical Education Recreation and Dance
QST Questrom School of Business
SAR Sargent College
SDM Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
SED Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
SHA School of Hospitality Administration
SPH School of Public Health
SSW School of Social Work
STH School of Theology
XRG Cross Registration