Technology and Culture
Make music your primary learning source. No matter what your personal taste in musical style or genre, the music connects. This course will use a variety of digital sources to examine the musical history of the United States from jazz to rock to hip-hop.
The course meets in person and uses a variety of sources, including literature and films, to augment the music. Students will perform research and will produce their own musical curation project.
This is a musical appreciation course. Students will gain skills in close reading and listening as well as using multimedia sources. In addition, this course will show how music connects to major historical and social events in the 20th century.
Thomas E. Moomjy is a doctoral student in American Studies at Rutgers–Newark. His research explores connections between music and literature. He's also an active musician whose roots are in the New Brunswick underground music scene.