University of Colorado Boulder
Fandom, Community, and Identity in Popular Music
University of Colorado Boulder

Fandom, Community, and Identity in Popular Music

This course is part of Fandom and Popular Culture in the Digital Age Specialization

Taught in English

Christopher Haynes

Instructor: Christopher Haynes

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Beginner level

Recommended experience

12 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Define and describe the dynamics of popular music and its relationship with fandom, popular culture, and digital media

  • Apply critical self-reflection and close reading frameworks through analytical writing and creative expression

  • Engage with pop culture and fandom communities by leveraging online platforms to make connections and synthesize learning

  • Reflect on your personal relationship to popular music, popular art, and how popular culture intersects with memory and nostalgia

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Course

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Beginner level

Recommended experience

12 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 3 modules in this course

In this module, you will explore the shape and scope of pop music fandom by analyzing not only the music itself through a few high-profile case studies, but also considering the ways we access music in the digital age and the connection between music and memory, nostalgia and community.

What's included

3 videos7 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt2 plugins

In this module, you will explore the joys of “close listening” by digging deeper into your music fandom and the ways in which it connects to your identity and to your engagement with digital media. You’ll prepare your Making Fandom project for submission, and have a chance to revisit the self-reflection and analysis frameworks we’ve been practicing and applying. You’ll also learn about hip hop culture and representation through a case study of rapper Kendrick Lamar.

What's included

3 videos6 readings1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will explore how pop music fandom travels the globe by digging into the example of k-pop (a music and dance aesthetic originating in South Korea). While you’re preparing your Making Fandom project for submission, you will learn about the digital media channels that facilitate global pop, and consider some of the influence these global patterns have had on American music, culture, and politics.

What's included

4 videos4 readings1 quiz1 peer review2 discussion prompts1 plugin

Instructor

Christopher Haynes
University of Colorado Boulder
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