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Special Topics in Contemporary Pop Music
MUSC 316
Spring 2011 not offered

In this seminar we will study major issues and developments of the past two decades in popular music in the United States and around the world. We will critically examine specific genres, especially hip hop (and its globalization) and contemporary world music; innovative and controversial artists; changes in the corporate music industry; new, do-it-yourself distribution networks, technologies, and virtual communities; and issues concerning identity, authenticity, and youth culture. Student interest and expertise will help to determine the direction of the seminar. A foundational knowledge of music after 1950 is assumed, and students must have already taken MUSC108 or have equivalent experience.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA MUSC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: MUSC108
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-24-2024
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