About The Instructor(s)
Session, Dates: 1 (08/24/2009 - 12/12/2009)
Days: M W F
Time: 01:00 - 01:50 pm
Location: Moon Campus
Room: Hale Center 304
Seats Available: Course Full, Choose another
This course will serve as an introduction into the critical analysis of popular music as a communicative device. The class will focus on the rhetoric used in the text, image, and sound of rock and roll. These devices successfully connect social issues with a mass audience through the organized form of music. Although a form of entertainment, popular music is also a response to the social/political eruptions in American history. We will explore those conditions in society that provided the foundation for creative musical collaborations, resulting not only in communicating a message to a mass audience but also those collaborations that conditioned popular taste to that which is now culturally accepted.
Heather H. Pinson, Ph.D.
Interim Department Head, Media Arts
Associate Professor of Media Arts
Associate Professor of Communication
Wheatley Center 212