A survey of the African American influences on the musical heritage of the United States. Emphasis will be given to the relation of musical style and performance to changing cultural, philosophical, and technological conditions. Popular music styles as well as art music by African American composers will be discussed. Previous musical experience is not necessary, but students will be expected to develop discriminating listening skills to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the material.
3 credits
Lower Division
The Capacities | Understanding Diversity
The Interdisciplinary Clusters | We the People: Stories and Histories of the United States