MUS 147 Music & Culture of the 90's

This course is designed to provide students with a better understanding of the relationship between music and culture during the 1990s. Students will examine social, political, and cultural trends associated with this time period. Students will identify characteristics of the "ambitious generation" and compare these traits to previous generations to determine what traits, if any, are still prevalent today. Music studied will include: teen-pop, dance, hip-hop, grunge, R&B, funk, electronic, etc. Social/cultural topics include but are not limited to: melding of African American and Caucasian cultures through hip-hop, the use of MTV's "Rock the Vote" to increase youth voting and the impact of this on future elections, the bridge between the 1980s and the millennium in regards to technology, and civil rights activism. 


1 Course Credit