MS 410 - Popular Music and Communication (4)

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. Prerequisites: MS 311 or MS 313 or permission of instructor.