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Susan Juanita Harewood
BIS 341
Bothell Campus

Topics in the Study of Culture

Examines the study of cultural forms, artifacts, and practices. May include art, art history, literature, theater, music history, ethnomusicology, dance, and/or religion. Topics and approaches may vary with instructor.

Class description

In this course we will explore the roles that music has played and continues to play in political action and in contestations over political power. Focusing on some of the most important national and international political issues that have shaped our world, we will consider the songs, music genres and artists that have been the soundtrack and/or a key mobilizing force in political protest and change

Student learning goals

Analyze music meaning making practices

Explore the impact that music has on political movements and political movements have on musical practices

Examine social and historical events that gave rise to protest music forms

Evaluate the uses made of popular music by political figures and groups

Explore efforts to control protest music

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Susan Juanita Harewood
Date: 02/06/2011