VOLUME 8 (2020)


Ecomusicology & Place: Course Design and Implementation in a Sustainability Studies Learning Environment, by James T. Spartz

Course design and implementation for ecomusicology courses vary depending on the instructor’s background and institutional learning environment. Drawing on participation in a two-part ecomusicology panel presented at the International Environmental Communication Association’s 2019 conference and a subsequent weeklong Citizen Artist residency, the author developed an Ecomusicology & Place course for a section of undergraduate students at a rural environmental college in the northeast United States during the spring 2020 semester. Course design and implementation are discussed and evaluated with reflection on the ultimate success and challenges of the course.