College Of Arts And Sciences | Yo Quiero Latino Popular Music
E103 | 0050 | Jaquez, C.

The imagery and diverse conceptions about Latino culture in popular
contexts raise a number of questions. How does this visibility
reflect upon U.S. Latino communities in daily life? What cultural
stereotypes are invoked and what do they mean? What does it mean when
Latino culture is attributed with certain qualities – i.e. “hotness”
or “spiciness?” How can popular music expression influence social
change and our conceptions about certain groups of people? Students
will be introduced to ethnographic research methods such as
participant/observation as well as learn critical analysis of popular
culture images and contexts. They will develop music listening skills
in analyzing musical expression through developing vocabularies and
basic understanding of key musical concepts.