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This course provides an overview of current, interdisciplinary approaches to the study of popular music. Rather than provide a chronological survey of genres and styles, students will be introduced to how such designations emerge through the study of historiography and reception. Critical methodological approaches include identity, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality studies. Students will undertake research and writing projects in both scholarly and popular literary modes. (Not offered 2020-21).