Faculty Profile

Vivek Virani

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology
College
College of Music

    

Education

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016.
Major: Ethnomusicology
Dissertation Title: Find the True Country: Devotional Music and the Self in India's National Culture
MA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012.
Major: Ethnomusicology
BA, University of Virginia, 2008.
Major: Music

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MUGC 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
MUET 3090.001, Music of India, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUET 5090.001, Music of India, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUMH 4920.700, Senior Thesis in Music History, Spring 2020
MUET 4500.001, Introduction to Ethnomusicology, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUET 5500.001, Introduction to Ethnomusicology, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 5930.703, Research Problem in Lieu of Thesis, Fall 2019
MUET 2000.001, Global Perspectives in Popular Music, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUET 5230.001, World Music Analysis, Spring 2019 SPOT
MUET 6010.001, Current Issues in Ethnomusicology, Fall 2018 SPOT
MUET 2000.001, Global Perspectives in Popular Music, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUET 5210.001, Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Fall 2018 SPOT
MUET 5210.791, Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Fall 2018 SPOT
MUET 2000.001, Global Perspectives in Popular Music, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUET 3090.001, Music of India, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUET 5090.001, Music of India, Spring 2018 SPOT
MUET 2000.001, Global Perspectives in Popular Music, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUET 4500.001, Introduction to Ethnomusicology, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUET 5500.001, Introduction to Ethnomusicology, Fall 2017 SPOT
MUET 5230.001, Ethnomusicology Transcription and Analysis, Spring 2017 SPOT
MUET 4500.001, Introduction to Ethnomusicology, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUET 5500.001, Introduction to Ethnomusicology, Spring 2017 SPOT
MUET 4500.001, Introduction to Ethnomusicology, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUET 5500.001, Introduction to Ethnomusicology, Fall 2016 SPOT
MUET 3070.001, Studies in Asian Music, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUET 5070.001, Studies in Asian Music, Fall 2016 SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
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students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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