(SMR 22) “My Piece of the American Pie”: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Music

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This course celebrates the diversity of American music through explorations of subjects like Afrofuturism, modern protest music from the Black Lives Matter movement and the immigration crisis, as well as music from the perspective of women and the queer community. Course participants will explore issues of race, gender, and sexuality in twentieth and twenty-first-century America as they also learn practical ways to bring discussions of music into their classrooms by analyzing textual, sonic, and visual content. “My Piece of the American Pie” will feature videos from the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s collaboration with the CNN Soundtracks series.