Social History of Pandemics

Instructor
David Skubby
Course #
SOC 4530
Credits
3
Online Course?
No
CLAS Course
Section
1
Days of the Week
MTWRF
Session
Session III
Course Dates
July 19 to August 13
Course Times
1:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Students will consider ways in which social communities intersect with, respond to, and create musical communities. Musical taste will be interrogated as a point of identification and self-presentation that is neither given nor natural, but contingent and constructed. Students will engage foundational critical texts in the sociology of music, and examine both the continuities and the disjunctures represented by our era of digital social media. Prerequisites: six credits of Sociology or permission of instructor