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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
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SPAN 131 - (CC) Popular Music in Spanish: Audiences, Industries, Geographies

Semester Hours: 3
Periodically
In this course students will look at popular musical genres in Latin America, Latino USA, and Spain, and explore how the creation, circulation, and consumption of popular music engage with the social and the political. In order to describe and analyze the consumption of music as a complex cultural act, students will become familiar with the basic theoretical principles of the disciplines of popular culture studies and popular music studies. Musical properties of songs or genres — e.g., instrumentation, dynamics, harmony, etc. — will be approached from the perspective of the non-musician.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Course taught in Spanish. Does not require training or experience in musicology or musical theory. May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. (Formerly, SPAN 191, The Spanish Songbook: An Introduction to Spanish Cultural History Through Popular Music.)





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