Special Topics in Contemporary Pop Music|
Fall 2012 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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
Patrick Burkhart, MUSIC AND CYBERLIBERTIES, 2010.
Michael Eric Dyson, SEARCHING FOR TUPAC SHAKUR, 2006.
Greg Kot, RIPPED: HOW THE WIRED GENERATINO REVOLUTIONIZED MUSIC, 2009.
Sarah Thornton, CLUB CULTURES, 1996.
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Students must have already taken MUSC108 or have equivalent experience.
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