This course will examine the relationship between contemporary popular music and social issues. The ways in which popular music addresses, interacts with and intersects identity formation, political movements, technological change, class structures and geography will be among the topics covered. Examples from 20th and 21st century North American and global popular music will be included to illustrate both developments in musical style and music's connection to social change.
Lectures for this course will be pre-recorded and available until the end of classes. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.