MUSC 2101: Black Popular Music
Lecture - 4 credits
- Surveys, investigates, and analyzes black popular music from the end of the 19th century to the present.
- Through critical listening habits and analytical thinking skills, offers students an opportunity to explore black popular culture as a means of expression, communication, and collective identity, attending to issues of representation, identity, values, and aesthetics through a wide range of interdisciplinary sources and methodologies.
- Emphasizes intersections of creativity, technology, and performance, along with the impact of music industry, audience reception, and cultural politics.
- Expects students to complete daily exercises and weekly discussion forums in which they must apply critical thinking to synthesize material, complete comparative analyses, relate individual lessons to key course themes, and connect the curriculum to their own experiences and musical listening practices.
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