COMM1080-A Rock and Rhetoric    (Spring 2014)

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Course Details

Session, Dates: 1 (01/13/2014 - 05/03/2014)

Days: M W F

Time: 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Location: Moon Campus

Room: Wheatley Center 111

Seats Available: Course Full, Choose another

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.

About The Instructor

Heather 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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