610013 PS Critical Area Studies: American Cultures: "I Hear America Singing": Music Cultures of the USA in Context

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610013
PS Critical Area Studies: American Cultures: "I Hear America Singing": Music Cultures of the USA in Context
PS 2
2,5
weekly
each semester
English

After attending this course, students will be able to define of some of the most important American music genres in their cultural context. Documentary films will introduce the participants to key musicians of the respective eras, enabling them to interpret and discuss these examples in a broader connection with cultural studies and US politics.

From Blues to Jazz – from Rock'n'Roll to Hip Hop and Grunge … This course looks at some of the major styles of American music through the ages and embeds them in a wider cultural context. In order to start the discussion, we will watch documentary films that capture the zeitgeist and spirit of the genres and their most influential artists. Key scenes of the films as well as example song lyrics will serve to illustrate cultural trends and issues, keeping in mind that music is always a mirror of its time and society, whether this meant protesting the Vietnam War or lending a voice to a minority. (Note: The final list of films will be announced in the first session.)

Readings, discussions, analyses, and presentations.

Active participation, presentation, term-paper of ca. 3,500 words

Basic readings, from books and articles, the latter posted on OLAT.

for the Bachelor Program (612): positive completion of compulsory module 14
for Bachelor Program Lehramt (046): positive completion of compulsory module 16
for the Teacher Training Program (Lehramtsstudium: 344): VO2: Introduction to American Literary Studies

For the Teacher Training Program (Lehramtsstudium: 344): PS2: American Culture.

Due to substantial differences in the allocation of ECTS-Credits in various curricula (teacher training program - BA/MA English and American Studies), the requirements for this course vary. Information will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the course.

06.10.2016
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Date Time Location
Thu 2016-10-06
12.00 - 13.30 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2016-10-13
12.00 - 13.30 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2016-10-20
12.00 - 13.30 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2016-10-27
12.00 - 13.30 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2016-11-03
12.00 - 13.30 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2016-11-10
12.00 - 13.30 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2016-11-17
12.00 - 13.30 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2016-11-24
12.00 - 13.30 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2016-12-01
12.00 - 13.30 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2016-12-15
12.00 - 13.30 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2017-01-12
12.00 - 13.30 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2017-01-19
12.00 - 13.30 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2017-01-26
12.00 - 13.30 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2017-02-02
12.00 - 13.30 40130 40130 Barrier-free