MUS 3200 African American Music: An Introduction meets MWF from 2-2:50pm in spring 2023.
It 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 it might interest you:
- 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.
- Possible class visit (pending final approval) to the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, all expenses paid.
- Possible guest artists (pending schedule availability) include Roland Carter and Ruben Studdard. They 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.
For additional information, contact Erika-Schafer@utc.edu.
Erika L. Schafer, D.M.A.
Professor of Trumpet