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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2020-21

MUS 3.02 American Music: Covers, Theft, and Musical Borrowing

Nearly every genre of American music is marked by its re-invention, adaptation, or outright theft of music from other cultures. We will study a wide cross-section of American music from 1890–2018 through the prism of musical borrowing. Our perspective includes songwriters, composers, and sound artists in rap, pop, rock, jazz, film, and art music. Readings on the aesthetics of cover songs, quotations, and plunderphonics will inform our engagement with American music and its sources.



Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:ART; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.