MUSI 1003-007D: Popular Music & Diversity in American Society

Instructor: Alain Frogley

An introduction to popular music and diversity in America: jazz, blues, Top-40 pop, rock, hip-hop and other genres. Musicians and their music studied in the context of twentieth-century and contemporary American society, emphasizing issues of race, gender, class, and resistance. No prior musical training or knowledge required.

In the honors section students will have the opportunity to lead a discussion of one of the reading assignments from the primary-source materials text. Honors students will also have an enhanced writing assignment on a topic of their choosing.

(CA 1, CA 4)