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PS 401 - 1 Psychology of Music

This course reviews important recent advancement in the interdisciplinary subject of psychology of music. It examines our current understanding on the role of human mental and brain functions in musical activities. Topics to be explored include the origins of music, the nature of sound and music, music perception, cognition and emotion, music acquisition and performance, the creative process of composing music, and the relationship of musical engagement and development of other intellectual abilities. Prerequisites: 3 PS credits at the 300 level OR 3 cr in PS and permission of the dept.

3 credits in psychology at the 300 level