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Viewing: AMST 2600 : U.S. Popular Music and Culture

Last approved: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:01:39 GMT

Last edit: Sun, 05 Feb 2017 15:50:12 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
American Studies (AMST)
U.S. Popular Music and Culture
U.s. Pop Music and Culture
Fall 2017
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Gayle Wald
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Interdisciplinary approach to U.S. popular music as a means for thinking critically about identity, culture, and history from the 19th century to the present; popular music as a cultural reflection of society and a key means through which Americans enact and negotiate social opportunities, challenges, and struggles.
1. Possess an understanding of the broad range of methodological approaches to the study of popular music cultures in the United States
2. Understand notions of racial appropriation, musical consumption, music genres, taste publics, musicking, and more
3. Appreciate the role of popular music has played in U.S. history, culture, and politics
MUS 2122, Music in the U.S., is a survey that does not focus exclusively on popular music.

MUS 2123. Musical Cultures of Black Americans, surveys genres and styles and focuses exclusively on black Americans.
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CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 2
I am not certain whether the course should also be listed as fulfilling a Gen Ed requirement: Humanities. Is this the same as CCAS: GCR: Humanities?

The sample syllabus I have attached does not include the rubrics I use for assignments. I can provide these, if necessary, but am not at this time submitting this course for GPAC credit.
candaceg (Tue, 08 Nov 2016 19:00:47 GMT): Rollback: Gen Ed Humanities is checked as a course attribute. This means that the course will be a G-PAC'd course. If this is correct, please fill out the attached G-PAC checklist. If this is incorrect, please un-check the Gen Ed Humanities in the course attributes.
echacko (Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:24:49 GMT): You don't need to provide rubrics now, but down the road I know that all courses will be required to do so. It would be a good idea to at lest think of how you would assess this course using rubrics. CCAS: GCRs are from an earlier era. We still retain GCRs in case one of our students started on a degree program when they were in use but did not finish the program. GCRs are not used for new course proposals.
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