School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

MDIA-305 – A Social History of Popular Music

Points:20Prerequisites:As for MDIA 301
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:English, Film, Theatre, MediaRestrictions:None

A social history of popular music, from the appearance of the gramophone in the nineteenth century to the laptop in the twenty-first. Topics will include changes in technology, historical dimensions of the production, distribution and consumption of popular music, as well as considerations of the emergence of new musical genres and related cultural politics including race, gender and sexuality. 100% internal assessment.

Set Texts

MDIA 305 Student Notes.
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.


1 hour per week tba.

This course is not currently being offered.

Course Outline Information

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