I invite you to enroll in African American Music: An Introduction (MUS 3200) in Fall 2022!
This is a General Education course, satisfying the Visual and Performing Arts subcategory of Fine Arts and Humanities. It also counts toward the Africana Studies minor.
Why should you enroll in this course?
- History and genres of African American music are studied, from slavery to hip-hop and rap. You will learn how the music influences society and how society influences the music.
- You will lead discussions about what interests you in the readings and share your favorite music in class. You are in control of your success in the course because all assignment requirements are made transparent ahead of time. There are NO EXAMS.
- We will be visiting the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, all expenses paid.
- Guest artists including Kofi Mawuko, Roland Carter, and Christian Collier will visit the class to share their expertise and perform.
- You have much creative freedom with assignments, especially with the final project. Last semester, one student performed an original rap incorporating course material as their final project.
It is not too late to change your course schedule. Please email me if you have any questions: