Gospel Titans, Divas, and Dynasties

AFRI 0690 S01 [CRN: 18177]

The course will explore some of contemporary black gospel music’s most celebrated artists, as a lens into gospel music history and the challenges of commercializing religious folk music. This course will explore gospel music performance and commerce as defined by artists such as The Clark Sisters, who were recently celebrated in the biopic The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, which first aired on the Lifetime network Sunday, April 12, 2020. The course will also explore other gospel music-making families, such as The Winans, The Staples Singers, Mary Mary, and The Crouches.
Section specific notes:
This is a First-Year Seminar. This course is fully online. You should expect that all or some portion of the regular class time—Mondays, 3-5:30 PM, US Eastern Time—may be used for the purpose of live discussion via Zoom or other videoconferencing tool. After you officially register for this class and before the second week of class, you will receive a survey from the instructor to help determine the exact format of this remote First-Year Seminar.
Fall 2020
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Course Attributes
Primary Instructor
15:00 - 17:30 Mon - from Sep 9, 2020 to Dec 11, 2020