Discipline of Music

Thinking Popular Music

Prerequisite Requirement: Subject to the approval of the Academic Co-ordinator.

Aim: To look at some of the factors that have made Popular Music Studies a dynamic new field, to note some of the issues to which this field addresses itself, and to consider some of its insights.

Content: The implications of Popular Music Studies for the study of music in general, the relationship of local and global in popular music during the era of transnational capitalism, and such topics as the industry, audiences, mediation, identity,geography and politics.