Blues and Southern Culture

LMAS-375
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
LENG-111
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Location: 
Boston Campus
Inside Berklee Courses (Online)
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This interdisciplinary sociology and writing course explores the changing times, attitudes and music in the South. Students read journal articles, biographies, ethnographies, and interviews of those who live, know and write about Southern culture, tradition, music, its legacy, and new challenges. In examining the social change themes of individual strength, collective support and community, the class will learn how demographic, cultural, and social realities blur boundaries, tear down barriers, and pose challenges to a region that has long documented its struggles and conflict in written and musical expression.

Department: 
LART
Course chair: 
Simone Pilon
Taught By