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2015-2016 Catalog

MUS 236 Latin American Popular Music in the United States

This course focuses on the influence of Latin American and Caribbean popular music on the United States. Possible areas of concentration may include Salsa, Latin Rock, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, and Latin American music in the media. Students learn about the music through readings, recordings, and live performance. The course also introduces students to issues of musical creolization, appropriation, and music as an emblem of identity. [GM1]