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“My Piece of the American Pie”: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Music

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This course celebrates the diversity of American music through explorations of subjects like Afrofuturism, modern protest music from the Black Lives Matter movement and the immigration crisis, as well as music from the perspective of women and the queer community. Course participants will explore issues of race, gender, and sexuality in twentieth- and twenty-first-century America as they also learn practical ways to bring discussions of music into their classrooms by analyzing textual, sonic, and visual content. “My Piece of the American Pie” will feature videos from the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s collaboration with the CNN Soundtracks series.

This course has been designed with the generous support of the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation.

Professional Development Hours

Fall/Spring six-week course: 35
Summer one-week course: 25

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Registration fee: $125
Fall Session 1: September 12–October 28
Fall Session 2: November 7–December 16


Sample Activities

  • Playlist: Fourth of July
  • Playlist: Women’s Empowerment Anthems
  • Playlist: Black Lives Matter
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