An introductory course that will help students understand music as a cultural phenomenon by viewing music as a reflection of the culture and tradition of people in other parts of the world. Studying the diverse world of music will lead the student to an understanding of music as an aspect of culture and to recognize that each culture creates the kind of music necessary to reflect values and traditions. In addition to the music sounds of the various cultures, the study will consider society's ideas about music and the events in which music plays a part.