AAS 557 - The Music of Black Americans
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is a historical and cultural introduction to the music of African Americans. From the toil and deprivation of slavery through the Jim Crow era and in modern-day life, spirituals, the blues, jazz, hip-hop, and many other music types continue to reflect the collective will of African Americans to consistently embrace music as a primary form of expressive culture. The innovative and creative music derived from African American culture has not only shaped American music, but it has also influenced the world of music, especially music in popular culture. Through lectures, readings, viewings and class discussions, the course subject matter will examine several music styles from the antebellum era through contemporary art and popular music genres.

Course Requirements:

Independent research projects will provide students the opportunity to explore topics of individual interests.

AAS 557 - The Music of Black Americans
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001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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