Key Concepts in Popular Music

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LWX091B10
Vaknaam Key Concepts in Popular Music
Niveau(s) facultaire minor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I

Uitgebreide vaknaam Key Concepts in Popular Music
Omschrijving This course undertakes a critical review of various analytical perspectives developed to investigate popular music. Our attentions focus upon obtaining a cultural conception of popular musical practice while also surveying the dominant analytical frameworks and methodologies applied to the study of popular music. During the course students acquire a broad overview of a number of perspectives from scene and subcultural theory to popular music analysis, digital production and critical race and gender theory. Students also learn to critique historically mediated processes including production, consumption and distribution as well as engage in group projects that introduce them to the popular music world in Groningen. Popular music theory is considered in its wider perspective, assessing some of its institutional politics with respect to its popular and academic readership through some of the less explicitly theorized avenues of rock and pop writing (music journalism, biographies and the internet in particular). Ultimately this course provides students with a broad understanding of the various theoretical perspectives and methodologies applied to the study of popular music.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
(1 x 3 uur werkcollege)
Vaksoort bachelor jr 3
Coördinator Dr. K.A. McGee
Docent(en) Dr. K.A. McGee , M.E. Pinto Reyes
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students - semester I keuze
Facultaire Minor Arts & Culture: Music, Theatre and Performance Studies 3 semester I keuzegroep