MUS306H1: Popular Music in North America

Hours: 
24L

A selected survey of North American popular music from the 1930s through present. Students will develop a critical framework for listening to and analyzing popular music in historical and social context by focusing on aspects of performance, representation, composition, mass media, aesthetics, and commodification. No prior background in music or ability to read music is required.

Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)