Folklore | Motown
F354 | 2221 | C. Sykes
This course is a comprehensive survey of the development of Motown
Record Corporation, with emphasis on its Detroit Era, 1959-1972.
Through lecture, demonstration, discussion, research, analytical,
and audio-visual experiences, the course seeks to illuminate: 1) The
relationship between the music of Motown and its aesthetic and socio-
cultural foundations, and 2) the significance of Motown to the
history and culture of America. Within six (6) units of
instruction, the course will explore issues related to the people,
musical works, creative processes, management practices, events,
communication media, technology, and socio-cultural factors that
contributed to the identity of Motown as a unique artistic,
commercial, and cultural phenomenon. Meets with FOLK-F609.