Music in Human Nature
Fall—EN 95-LC, Writing and Grammar
Spring—EN 101, College Composition
How does access to music, in all its forms, help education and cultivate the greater Portland community?
This Learning Community ultimately looks at how music is experienced. It addresses issues of accessibility to a variety of musical styles and genres through exploring the functions of music in education and the community; the fundamental necessity for this exploration being discovered through study of the historic and current importance of music’s effects on the brain, its role from a social perspective, and its connections with spirituality, as well as exploring the way these perspectives and connections are cultivated.
Music is a language everyone speaks. There are certainly different dialects, but just as language is necessary for communication, music is necessary for psychological and social development, cultural cohesion, and spiritual connection. This Learning Community will explore the historical and current necessity of music spiritually, developmentally, and sociologically as well as drill into the root of where those connections are cultivated: through music education, and ultimately address issues of accessibility to music throughout the community.
- Explore the need for music, and how it relates to us as human beings
- Learn about many different types of music, and where they originated
- Determine the accessibility of music throughout the community
- Look at the diverse city of Portland, and see what all is offered
- Go to shows and concerts as part of class