This course provides students with a basic understanding of the physical nature of sound. The course is organized along three principal axes: the production of sound, its propagation and its perception. Topics to be covered range from fundamental concepts such as vibrations and waves, to more complex examples such as musical instruments, voice, electronic reproduction/synthesis and room acoustics. Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on tutorials and activities. Knowledge will be assessed through weekly readings, problem sets, class discussions and periodic exams.