AFR 122
African-American Music
Last Offered Spring 2008
Division I
Cross-listed MUS 122 / AFR 122
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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This course will survey the history of African-American music in the United States from its beginnings through the mid-twentieth century. Focus on the following themes: the survival of Africanisms in African-American music, the relationship of African-American music in the U.S. to the music of Africa and the African diaspora, the process of acculturation, and the sociological study of African-American music in the U.S.
There will be an emphasis on discussing music, listening to it, watching videotaped performances, and attending concerts of live music for which there will be additional costs.
The Class: Limit: 20
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: two hour exams, final exam, and three concert reviews
Prerequisites: none, but students without musical backgrounds must learn a vocabulary of terms for describing musical sound
Enrollment Preferences: Africana Studies majors, music majors, and seniors
Distributions: Division I
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under MUS; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AFR
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
MUS 122 Division I AFR 122 Division I
Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives
AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora

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