Aug 24, 2019  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LAPI 934 - The Blues

3 credits
This course examines African-American social and cultural history at the crossroads of folklore, literacy narrative, and politics as it is reflected in and expressed by the musical idiom of the blues. Drawing from folk traditions, song, historical texts, documentary film, recorded and live music, dramatic literature, and dance, the course will apply interdisciplinary and ethnographic modes of analysis to interpret modern American cultural and social history.

Prerequisites LACR*102 or LACR*103

Student must have completed the 1st semester of their Sophomore year (45 credits).