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Fall 2021
Sep 30,2022
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The DJ has emerged as a cultural power broker and a new type of musician, a prototype for all forms of creativity in the 215’ century. This course will explore the history of DJs and their roles in commercial and pirate radio, disco, hip~hop, house, techno, drum and bass, dubstep/grime, EDM, and beyond. The contextual relationship of DJs to their local scenes as well as to other forms of creative expression will be a focus of the course. Students will explore the international and intercultural aspects of a variety of musical movements centered around the DJ. The DJ’s role in redefining notions of intellectual property and authorship will also be a key topic of research and discussion. The practical techniques of DJing will be investigated through a series of in class projects and the use of computer based DJ systems. Students will learn to perform as DJs and will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in a final presentation.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Music Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Africana Studies, MN-Africana Studies, MJ-AMER-African-Amer Stds., CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, CA-School Core-300 Level, WRITING INTENSIVE

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     


General Requirements:
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )

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