Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    Jul 05, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 3140 - Sociology of Popular Music

3 cr
A sociological analysis of the origins, evolution, and place of popular music forms in modern societies, with emphasis on the American experience. Special attention is paid to the dynamic interplay between popular cultural (emergent) and mass cultural (commodified) forms of music—especially soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, rock, punk, reggae, and rap—as well as the social conditions and subcultures from which such music arises.
Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or consent of instructor.