Mar 24, 2019  
2013-2014 HillBook (Class of 2017) 
2013-2014 HillBook (Class of 2017) [ARCHIVED HILL BOOK]

LC 303 - Learning Community: Listening to African American History

Three Credits
Not Offered 2013-2014

This LC traces the development of African American music within the context of the major social, political, and economic changes that the African American community has experienced since emancipation. The journey begins with plantation life and the development of the blues, and it follows the trail through cosmopolitan New Orleans, the inspirations of gospel, the transformation of jazz with the migrations north to Chicago and New York, and the introduction of R&B and Rock-n-Roll. The journey ends with an examination of Hip-Hop and Rap as a window onto the post-civil rights era. A trip to New York City will enable students to visit key landmarks that were part of this musical and historical journey.

Corequisite(s): Students must also take   and   as part of this Learning Community.