Dec 03, 2023
GRI 427 - A History of LGBTQ Music (3 units) CO10, CO14
Exploration of sexuality, gender, and sexual orientation as they relate to music in Western culture. Specific focus on the uses of music in the development of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) subcultures throughout the 20th century in the United States, and the creation of hermeneutic systems for interpreting that music. Using readings and discussion, this class will investigate the ways sexuality, gender, and sexual orientation are implicated in music spanning multiple genres.
Maximum units a student may earn: 3
Prerequisite(s): Core Objectives 1-3 completed.
Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring - Even Years
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. apply their knowledge of cultural studies, gender studies, and music studies to the analysis of specific pieces of music, both historical and contemporary.
2. demonstrate skills related to empathy and cultural sensitivity, via the study of diverse musical cultures.
3. demonstrate understanding of the historical and cultural conditions under which a diverse range of music is made.
4. apply the study of diversity in historical contexts to the understanding of diversity in contemporary contexts.
5. write about specific pieces of music descriptively and historically.
6. synthesize complex arguments in written form.
7. develop and design appropriate steps and tasks to write a research paper based on an original research question.
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