MUSC 80P — Popular Music in the United States

Creator: Ben Leeds Carson

The course introduces music and cultural studies, surveys popular music in the United States from 18th-century minstrelsy to 21st-century social media “consumer-producers.” In doing so, it emphasizes narratives of race, complicated by ethnicity, gender, and class, informing ways of valuing music, and its capacity for social representation.

General Education code(s): ER

Type of course and Credit: Online, 5 units

Course first offered: Winter 2019