This 3 credit course shows how social, political, and cultural shifts in American and Global history inform and influence musical production. Using primary documents from audio/visual materials, advertisements, album covers, and more, students learn to analyze sources and think critically about the world around them.
No textbooks necessary! Students just need an Apple Music, Spotify, or Tidal account.
The instructor of the course, Marlene Gaynair is a PhD candidate in History, who focuses on the social and cultural histories of the Black Atlantic and the Americas. Looking at popular music and culture offers a unique understanding of a nation's population over space and time.
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