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David M. Nixon
BIS 351
Bothell Campus

Topics in American Culture

Explores a particular topic in American culture that highlights the methodological tools needed to integrate the interpretation of cultural texts, including literature, film, music, and art, with their historical contexts.

Class description

An in-depth consideration of American popular music styles from about 1840 to the present day. Analysis of representative pieces; consideration of critical and aesthetic issues relating to popular music; We will especially focus on the connections between popular music and American culture and society.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

NOTE: students who cannot make it to the first week of class are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED from taking this class, as you will lose points that CANNOT BE MADE UP.

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 David M. Nixon
Date: 01/26/2013