Folklore | Motown
E688 | 12985 | C. Sykes


Fulfills: Area

This course surveys 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
explores issues related to the people, musical works, creative
processes, business practices, events, communication media,
technology, and sociocultural factors that contributed to Motown’s
identity as a unique artistic, commercial, and cultural phenomenon.
Meets with FOLK-E388 and AAAD-A389