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2011-2012 University Catalog 
    
2011-2012 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MU 353 - The Blues (Cross-listed as SS 353)


The blues is not just a style of music; it is an attitude of the mind. The thesis of this course is that the blues has provided a source of affiliation for people across gender and racial lines and imparts an important social metaphor for acceptance of diversity. In support of this, the course uses the blues to examine 20th-century social issues, poetry, and musical form. Listening to blues masterpieces, appreciating the creativity of the composers, and understanding the psychological and social messages embedded in the lyric are our central method of discovery.
3 class hrs

Credits: 3