ETHN 323 - African American Music and Culture

Description
This course provides a historically grounded investigation of African-American music and culture with specific emphasis on the United States and African Diaspora in the Americas. Topics of study may include an overview of the study of African-American music; problems in defining, theorizing, and talking about black music; black music and the cultural politics of race, class, and gender; and exploration of the various musical genres and styles (i.e. spirituals, gospel, blues, “art” music, jazz, and hip hop) that impact other aspects of African-American expressive culture — art, religion/spirituality, aesthetics, and worldview.
Credits
3
Attributes
Diversity-Pre F17 CORE
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2018
Offered
Th
Avg. Class Size
25
Avg. Sections
1