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MUSC 334: Marvin Gaye

This is a research-based course focused on the music and creative practices of Marvin Gaye, one of the most famous and successful popular vocalists of the 1960s and 1970s. We will begin with a furious survey of Gaye’s life and music, and move quickly into more critical readings. Along the way, students will develop individual research topics with the assistance of the instructor, and present findings to the group on a weekly basis. The seminar will culminate with individual student research presentations and a well-crafted research paper on a topic related to Gaye. Prerequisite: The ability to read music and a previous music course, or instructor consent
6 credits; LA, WR2, IDS; Not offered 2021-2022