All Expo students are invited to submit an essay from their Expository Writing class for possible inclusion in Brainstorm, the Program's journal of student writing. At the end of each term, a selection committee will choose 3-5 of these submissions and invite the authors to revise their essays for publication.
Section 996: online
Instructor: Robert Scafe
Section 995: online
Instructor: Nick LoLordo
“When the mode of music changes,” wrote Allen Ginsberg, “the walls of the city shake.” Ginsberg wrote at the beginning of the 1960s, that famous decade of upheaval—but his words paraphrased Plato’s Republic. This course invites students to critically examine the long association of music with rebellion from classical, to the folk revival, to contemporary styles such as hip-hop, punk rock, reggae and dub, and electronic music. How have music subcultures informed protest movements? What’s behind music fans’ criticism of “sell-out” artists? When is borrowing music from other cultures an expression of solidarity— and when is it theft?