MS 410

Popular Music and Communication

Aesthetics, economics and history of Anglo-American popular music and relationship of pop music to mass media, including radio, film and television. Students will produce a 30-page paper over the course of the semester that comprehensively investigates the history, economics, aesthetics and conditions of consumption of one album/CD/mixtape of their own choosing.

Prerequisite: MS 311 with a minimum grade of C or MS 313 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction: Class restricted to Senior