RCHUMS 251 - Topics in Music
Winter 2023, Section 001 - Drag on the American Screen
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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This course presents aspects from the world of drag as it appears in films, television, and music videos (mostly) in the United States. It is open to students of any major. You will examine drag styles from male-to-female, female-to-male, and performances of everything in between and beyond. Our course will emphasize the role music and film play in formations of gendered and sexualized identities within American culture(s). You will engage with film as a multisensorial, psychological, and artistic experience while also exploring genre conventions, key performers and styles, and the impact of technology and production practice. Although familiarity with Western music terminology is recommended, the ability to read Western notation is not necessary, as we will privilege listening to and discussing music rather than reading notation. This course will help you to engage more critically with an art form that pervades media today, illuminate its history and nuances, and teach us to analyze it and articulate our conclusions.


RCHUMS 251 - Topics in Music
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
1RC Ugrd
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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