Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have successfully completed 24 credits prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.
Description: This course examines music as a medium for understanding the past. Depending on the historical focus, issues such as colonialism, nationalism, social movements, urban culture, youth culture, race, gender, and class through the prism of contemporaneous music genres may be considered. The course may also address the transformation of acoustic spaces and musical instruments, the rise of sound recording, radio broadcasting, online streaming, and the history of music copyright in relation to its composition, performance, recording, broadcasting, and streaming. Students have an option to create a podcast or curate a DJ set for a term project.