The African American Musical Heritage

MUS-104 : The African American Musical Heritage

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Humanities
Subject:
Humanities
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3

This course surveys the forms of music associated with the African-American community from the 19th Century to the present ? worksongs, spirituals, gospel, blues, jazz, RandB, soul and hip-hop, among others. The course considers the influence of the music?s African roots and also the role of race in American cultural history.