Oct 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 3171 - Music and Politics

Credits: 4
This course explores how music has been used as a means of expressing political will and as a political tool over history and around the world. We will study the use of protest music by those challenging political institutions as well as how political actors have treated music as a political tool. We will look at the political dynamics that gave rise to and found expression in particular genres of music and also consider questions of censorship and government control of music. This is an interdisciplinary course, and will approach the material through a blend of materials and approaches from disciplines including musicology, history, and political science.  
Cross-Listed: POL 3171  
Fulfills: D, AL or SOSC in LS Core