The Music Video

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Music Video

Summer 2019

Taught By: Sonya Mason

Section: A

CRN: 1869

Credits: 3

This course traces the history of the music video from the early 1980s to the present, exploring the connections and interrelations between culture, film and television, and music. We explore and analyze techniques such as the use of editing to create a visual landscape and reinforce the rhythm or form of the music. We survey video genres and the use of setting to trigger cultural associations in listeners, such as outdoor settings in hip-hop videos, as in Lauryn Hill’s “Doo-Wop (That Thing),” and fantasy settings in pop videos, as in Duran Duran’s “Wild Boys.” We discuss sexuality, gender, and ethnicity and look at how their portrayal has changed over time, to bring us Lady Gaga’s “Judas” and Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca.”

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:56am 9/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course


Date Range: 6/3/2019 - 8/4/2019