COMM1080-A Rock and Rhetoric    (Fall 2018)

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Course Details

Session, Dates: 1 (08/25/2018 - 12/15/2018)

Days: T R

Time: 09:30 - 10:45 am

Location: Moon Campus

Room: Wheatley Center 110

Seats Available: No Seats 3 Waiting

Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will serve as an introduction into the critical analysis of popular music as a communicative device. The class will focus on the rhetoric used in the text, image, and sound of rock and roll. These devices successfully connect social issues with a mass audience through the organized form of music. Although a form of entertainment, popular music is also a response to the social/political eruptions in American history. We will explore those conditions in society that provided the foundation for creative musical collaborations, resulting not only in communicating a message to a mass audience but also those collaborations that conditioned popular taste to that which is now culturally accepted.

Prerequisite: CSCM1030 (COSK2220)

About The Instructor(s)

Heather H. Pinson, Ph.D.

Department Head, Communication
Communication

Associate Professor of Media Arts
Media Arts

Associate Professor of Communication
Communication


pinson@rmu.edu
412-397-6463 phone
412-397-6468 fax
Wheatley Center 212
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