552.336 (21S) Issues in Culture: Blues in Context(s)

Sommersemester 2021

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05.03.2021 14:00 - 16:00 online Off Campus
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Issues in Culture: Blues in Context(s)
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
LV-Modell
Onlinelehrveranstaltung
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte
6.0
Anmeldungen
10 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
05.03.2021
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Seniorstudium Liberale
Ja

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LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Students will practice critical thinking skills in weighing and evaluating different perspectives on selected cultural and musical/literary phenomena. They will gain sensitivity to performer-audience relationships within a variety of cultural and historical contexts. They will become acquainted with certain fundamental aspects of the experience of African Americans and their cultural production over the last 100 years. Finally, students will have ample opportunity to elaborate and present their own analyses and perspectives within the context of a peer-based environment.

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

Lessons will be conducted online. Students will be expected to complete regular homework assignments, individually, in pairs or in groups. Participation in class is considered an essential component of the course.

Inhalt/e

The course investigates the evolution of the blues as a musical genre from a variety of perspectives, stretching temporally and geographically from the early 20th-c Mississippi Delta to developments in Chicago in the 50s and 60s, and ranging historically and culturally from the Jim Crow reality of the Deep South to the multifaceted relationship between black musicians and white entrepreneurs in the North.  Selected “heroes” will be showcased, like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, but attention will be paid also to lesser-known musicians and genres, like field hollers and work songs. Occasional leaps into the 21st-c music scene will serve to draw attention to the continuity between roots and branches as perceived among contemporary artists.  

Erwartete Vorkenntnisse

None

Literatur

The course content, like the subject itself, is intrinsically multimodal. In addition to music and lyrics, input will include films, documentaries, photographs, commercial ads and videos. Print material ranges from accounts of field recordings, to blogs to scholarly articles. Materials will be made available on Moodle.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Final essay and short term paper

Prüfungsinhalt/e

The essay serves to test students’ ability to develop selected themes of the course.

The term paper offers students the opportunity to elaborate their own research into and reflections on a topic related to the course.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Assessment will be based on written work. Students’ formal performance will be evaluated on the basis of their ability to produce texts which are linguistically well-formed, structured, well-argued and academically appropriate. In terms of content, papers should exhibit an adequate command of the topic and pertinent substantiation of positions advanced. In the case of the term paper, the range and quality of references will also be taken into consideration.

Beurteilungsschema

Note Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 2.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Advanced Culture Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • Topics in British Culture Studies ( 2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 552.336 Issues in Culture: Blues in Context(s) (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 2.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Advanced Culture Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • Topics in American Culture Studies ( 2.0h SE / 5.0 ECTS)
          • 552.336 Issues in Culture: Blues in Context(s) (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlich ausgerichtetes Wahlfach (Wahlfach)
      • 9.2 Issues in Culture ( 0.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 552.336 Issues in Culture: Blues in Context(s) (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Freie Kombination (Wahlfach)
      • 10.1 Freie Kombination ( 0.0h SE / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 552.336 Issues in Culture: Blues in Context(s) (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 5., 6. Semester empfohlen

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