Origins of EDM

History of Electronic Dance Music

Summer Session C
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-3:50pm
(Taught remotely)

Instructor: Thomas Hanslowe

Current matriculated UCLA students can enroll in summer academic courses beginning February 1 on MyUCLA.

In this course you’ll survey groove-based electrified dance music from its origins in 1960’s pop and soul to present, covering disco, house, techno, ambient, rave, and jungle. This course will emphasize the interaction of technology, musical structures, psychoactive drugs, and club cultures to induce altered states of musical consciousness; promise (versus reality of) political and spiritual transformation; electronic dance music as new art music.

Formerly numbered Music History 8.

P/NP or letter grading.

General Education (GE)
Check with your counselor or adviser to see which GE courses fulfill your requirements. See General Education Requirements for more information.

GE Foundation Categories
Foundations of Arts and Humanities -Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice

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