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LIT 80I - 01   Topics in American Culture

2022 Summer Quarter

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Career
Undergraduate
Grading
Student Option
Class Number
70171
Type
Lecture
Instruction Mode
Synchronous Online
Credits
5 units
General Education
TA
Status
Open
Available Seats
68
Enrollment Capacity
100
Enrolled
32
Wait List Capacity
0
Wait List Total
0

Description

A history of one or more cultural genres in written, visual, and/or musical forms. Course topic changes; please see the Class Search for the current topic. May be repeated for credit.

Class Notes

From the Instructor: Our love of musical genres shapes our language, communities, tastes, identities, and aesthetics. We can learn about musical genres, thus learn about ourselves and others, through reading and listening carefully. This course provides deeper insight into the nature of some musical genres, challenges assumptions about them, and invites us to understand why people identify with musical genres through an engagement with literature and creative expressions. We'll read a novel, short stories, view rock documentaries, music videos, read an autobiography, short stories, poetry, and listen to music. The course pairs musical genres with identities that may or may not be our own and explores literature and creative expressions through these pairings: Queer identities / experimental music, African American identities / the blues, Asian American identities / hip hop, Indigeneity / rock, and Xicanisma / punk.

Meeting Information

Days & Times Room Instructor Meeting Dates
MW 09:00AM-12:30PM Online Gates,M.E. 07/25/22 - 08/26/22
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