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Social Issues in Popular Music
This course will examine the relationship between contemporary popular music and social issues. The ways in which popular music addresses, interacts with and intersects identity formation, political movements, technological change, class structures and geography will be among the topics covered. Examples from 20th and 21st century North American and global popular music will be included to illustrate both developments in musical style and music's connection to social change.
Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
Liberal Studies: UL