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CMPR 3103
Faith, Music And Culture
Class hours: 3
Lab hours: 0
Semesters Available: Fall and Spring
Years Available: All
The purpose of this course is to help students develop a Christian approach to the creation, marketing and consumption of contemporary music. While engaging in studies of theory, history, and criticism, students will explore the concept of culture and the nature of popular culture, while examining popular art and music in contemporary aesthetic, social, cultural, and industrial contexts. Additional topics include analysis and critique of the cultural hierarchy (high/low cultures); a study of the role of popular music in cultural communication; an exploration of the issues involved in relating faith and world view to the production and criticism of commercial music; the development of a Christian critical method; and an examination of different Christian approaches to popular art and culture.

This CMPR course is only offered through the Contemporary Music Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.



No programs require this course.
No courses require this as a prerequisite or corequisite.