|Day & Time
320H Prentis Hall at 632 W 125th St
|David L Sulzer
|Method of Instruction
This course is a detailed and hands-on (ears-on) exploration of the fundamental physical, physiological, and psychological aspects of sound. Topics covered include sound waves and their physical nature, the propagation and speed of sound in different mediums, geological and other non-living sound sources, animal and insect sound generating strategies, sound perception mechanisms and abilities in different species, the physiology of human hearing and the structure of the human ear, psycho-acoustics and human sound perception, sonic illusions and tricks of the ear.
In-class experiments and research make up the majority of the class. Each student will design and lead at least one experiment/demo session. Students also respond to creative weekly prompts about sound topics on courseworks.
We also have visits with a number of special guests during the term.
|6 students (15 max) as of 4:06PM Saturday, February 24, 2024
|School of the Arts
|Schools of the Arts, Barnard College, Columbia College, Engineering:Undergraduate, General Studies