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Spring 2013-2014
* AAS 348 / ENG 377 (LA)   No Pass/D/Fail

Black Popular Music Culture

Daphne A. Brooks
Joshua B. Guild

An introduction to major historical, theoretical, performative, and aesthetic movements and trends in black popular music culture from the 19th century through the present day.

Sample reading list:
Eds. Mellonee Burnim and Portia Maultsby, The Music of Black Americans: An Introduction
Alexander Weheliye, Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity
Imani Perry, Prophets of the Hood
Dick Hebdige, Cut 'N Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music
Kandia Crazyhorse, Rip It Up: The Black Experience in Rock 'n Roll
Questlove, Mo Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students are required to submit a brief weekly written critical response to course material. Take-home midterm, oral presentation, take-home final exam.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Mid term Exam - 30%
Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Website:  http://www.princeton.edu/africanamericanstudies/undergraduate/courses/

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43068 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T Th   East Pyne Building   010   Enrolled:28 Limit:50
44033 P01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am W   Stanhope Hall   101   Enrolled:9 Limit:14
44034 P02 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am Th   Stanhope Hall   101   Enrolled:8 Limit:14
44035 P03 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   East Pyne Building   235   Enrolled:11 Limit:14
43435 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled