Special Topics in Contemporary Pop Music|
Spring 2013 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.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Midterm and Final term papers and presentations. Occasional short weekly assignments and presentations.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Either MUSC108 or equivalent experience. Students who have not taken MUSC108 should email the instructor with your relevant experience.
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