AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Section: 001 Critical Genealogies of American Musics
Term: FA 2011
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Course Note:
This course is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of topics and issues in American Studies in a seminar format from a Humanities perspective. It enables students to have contact with regular faculty in a small-class experience and to elicit their active participation in the topics under discussion.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Throughout the 20th century, both scholarship and commerce have shaped "American music" and "American musical life" in racially binary terms — namely, white and Black. This seminar will examine music production, marketing, consumption, and journalism in the United States, through the lens of a racial politics of culture. How can we account for both inclusions and exclusions within constructions of "American music" and "American musical life"?

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include active participation in class discussion, brief weekly writing tasks, a major term research project, and a final synthetic essay exam.

Intended Audience:

Enrollment restricted to first-year students

Class Format:

This seminar combines readings from multiple disciplines, listening assignments, and viewing of documentary films.

AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
24097
Closed
0
7Y1
-
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
26000
Open
Wolv. Access
5Y1
-
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
003 (SEM)
P
25667
Closed
Wolv. Access
1LHSP Y1
3Y1
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
P
32013
Closed
0
11Y1
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
P
32014
Open
1
10Y1
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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