Spring 2023

Music and Poetry of the African Diaspora

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-215  |  English, as ENGL-241


Carol Y. Bailey (Section 01)


(Offered as BLST 215[D] and ENGL 241) This course explores various musical forms and traditions as well as poetry from the Caribbean, South America, and the United States. We will explore thematic and stylistic synergies between the different genres and pay particular attention to their social, political, and ideological orientations. Musical forms will include: The Blues, Calypso, Reggae, Rap, and Spirituals and we will read poetry by Kate Rushin, Sonia Sanchez, Mutabaruka and others.  Limited to 20 students.

Spring semester. Professor Bailey

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Readings, Independent Research, Oral presentations, Collaborative Work, Writing.

BLST 215 - LEC

Section 01
M 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM SMUD 006
W 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM SMUD 006


Other years: Offered in Spring 2023, Fall 2023