Catalogue 2012 - 2013

MUS 230 The Music of Social Protest


3 cr.

Course Description

An exploration of the historical contexts, and the political, psychological, and artistic components of the music, both in the United States and around the world. Through sound recordings, film viewings, and readings, students will become familiar with some of the major genres, artists, and musical compositions that comprise the body of music of social protest. Issues of commercialization and the global market will be discussed in relationship to protest music.


in alternate years.