Popular Music of Black America


Course Description

A chronological survey of Black popular music from 19452000: rhythm and blues, soul, funk, disco, hip hop, and their derivative forms. Emphasis placed on the context for evolution and the contributions of African Americans to the development of a multibillion dollar music industry. Credit given for only one of AAAD A297, AAAD A397, FOLK E297, FOLK F397, or MUS M397.