Special Topics in Music I - Gender Issues in Popular Music

Course Number: 475*/3.0 3S (Course Code Explanation)

Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students

Area(s): Musicology/Ethnomusicology

Instructor(s): Dr. Kip Pegley

Term(s): A

Day(s) and Time(s): M: 11.30-1.00, Th: 1.00-2.30

Room: GGSR

Calendar Description

An intensive analysis of a particular topic within a specific area of music: ethnomusicology, musicology or theory/analysis. Details regarding specific topics will be available from the School on an annual basis.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s) / Exclusion(s)

  • PREREQUISITE: Third- or fourth-year standing and permission of the School

Additional Information

This course is an exploration of gender, sexuality and performativity within Western popular music practices. Topics to be explored include gender and musical technologies, gender and musical consumption practices, and sonic and visual representations of gender in music videos. A range of musical genres will be studied with a particular emphasis on rock, pop, country, rap and heavy metal.