MUS 106: Popular Music in Amer Society

General Education requirement: 3B - Visual & Performing Arts

Examination of multicultural sources of popular music. As an overview for non-music majors, the course is intended to broaden students' socio-cultural perspectives through text-related lectures, listening to recordings, and viewing documentary videos. The diversity of American popular music offers a direct reflection of, and at times a focus for, many factors in identifying and appreciating subcultures of age, ethnicity, gender, race, region, and religion.