Resources and Materials in Ethnomusicology – ETHM 531

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 02/07/2022

Course Description

Bibliographic research in the field of ethnomusicology. Students will identify, access, evaluate, and interpret ethnomusicology resources and materials in preparation for performing research regarding the socio-musical culture of selected ethnic group(s).

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course is designed to provide the student with bibliographic research skills concentrated on a specific ethnic group for the purpose of developing strategies for potential fieldwork. Primary emphasis is on accessing information related to unreached people groups that are potential areas of service.

Course Assignment

Textbook and journal readings

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (6)

Discussion Boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150 words.

Exercises (6)

Throughout the course, the student will be asked to complete various research-related exercises. These exercises are designed to allow the student to experience various research processes, which will help with the development of the Literature Review.

Annotated Bibliography

The Annotated Bibliography must contain at least 25 sources relevant to the student’s chosen research topic and must be formatted in current Turabian style. The student will submit a working version of the Annotated Bibliography in order to receive instructor feedback. Then, the student will submit a final revised version of the Annotated Bibliography incorporating any suggestions offered by the instructor.

Literature Review

The student will submit a topic selection with a 200-word rationale for his/her Literature Review. Once the topic is approved, a working version of the Literature Review will be submitted for instructor feedback. The student will then submit the final version of the Literature Review in current Turabian format and incorporating any suggestions offered by the instructor. The Literature Review must be 12–20 pages (including a cover page and a full bibliography of resources used).