Course Code: MUS 2009
Academic Year: 2019-2020
This course further examines the critical discourse relating to the history, sociology and philosophy of contemporary musical expression in North America. Students critically analyze the influence of technology, ideology, esthetics, class, ethnicity, race, age and gender on various genres of music, including new wave, hip hop, alternative rock, MTV and music video, world beat and electronica. Class discussions centre on readings in sociology, musicology and philosophy and serve to enrich the students' perception and understanding of the music experience and contemporary culture.