Recent African American Urban History: Funk Music and Politics of Black Popular Culture
A very fun & informative class! Professor Brown is one of the best lecturers on campus. He makes so many insightful points about a broad spectrum of American life that surrounded the music, which really brings a deeper level of analysis than most music history classes have. Like the review below said, there's 2 Midterm tests & a final paper. For the midterm ID's, make sure you write down as much information as you remember, regardless of what the recommended page length is, and you'll get a great grade. The final paper is easy to write because it's on a music topic that YOU choose. Make a strong thesis argument, then use lyrical analysis and/or sound analysis to back it up.