The content of MUSC 401 deals with the music of various cultures from around the world. Consideration is given to the structure and composition of music from various world cultures in terms of the basic elements of music which are melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre and form. Additionally, the geography of each area is discussed and cultural characteristics and historical traditions of each region are presented. This Integrated Studies course can fulfill a requirement in Section V of the General Education Curriculum. Credit, 3 hours.