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MUSI 382 - Pop! An Investigation into the Music We Love to Hate

0.5 unit(s)
This course investigates critical writings about pop music from the advent of mass broadcast media and the domination of its production and distribution by the Anglophone world. Beginning with the critiques of the Frankfurt and Birmingham schools, “Pop!” examines important approaches to understanding how audiences interpret pop music, how external groups have sought to limit or promote it, and how industries produce and promote it. This class is reading-intensive and requires that students have basic familiarity with sociological and cultural studies approaches to cultural analysis, as well as a basic grasp of musical terminology. Justin Patch.

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 136 MUSI 202 MUSI 217  or MUSI 248 ; MEDS 260  or a course in SOCI/ANTH theory.

Second six-week course.

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2022/23.

Course Format: CLS

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