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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CCCX 112 Music and Media in Chicago

Music and Media in Chicago will provide an overview of the past, present, and future of the many genres of music thriving in Chicago. It will examine how this city put its stamp on the development of these sounds as they spread around the world, as well as introducing the tools of the historian, sociologist, musicologist, and cultural critic via lectures, video, film, online and dead-tree readings, and vibrant discussions. The class also will review the past, present, and future of Chicago media-newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the blogosphere-examining the city’s journalism culture and infrastructure, and, as with music, providing an understanding for an informed and critical reading of these texts so that the student can become an active and involved citizen participating to the fullest extent in everything this extraordinary metropolis has to offer. Students should expect to do some writing for each class, providing their reactions to and analysis of their choice of one of several examples of the music or media being discussed that week, and in some sessions sharing their work with the class or in breakout groups. Taught by Jim DeRogatis, English.

For more information go to First Semester Experience: Big Chicago

Repeatable: N
Formerly FEXP 112
Requirements Freshman Only (FF14)
Minimum Credits 3 Maximum Credits 3

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