Sound studies is not built around a method, but is rather to be understood as a field of related practises approaching sound and auditory culture. It is open for artistic research practices, as well as to aesthetic, historical, anthropological and linguistic studies. The field does not come with a defined set of methods, but represent a set of related inquiries and studies concerning the role of sound in culture. In fact many of the central contributions to the field come from researchers, who woud probably rather see themselves as historians, musicologists, literary scholars etc. rather than as ‘sound studets’ (see Sternes text for the first lesson). This course introduces a few of the main discussions in the field, and will put emphasis on integrating an analytical and theoretical reflection on sound with a practise and production oriented approach.