Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll: Music Based Subcultures as Hedonism or Revolution?

Faculty:
Dr. Thomas J. Johnson (More Info)

Course:
Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll: Music Based Subcultures as Hedonism or Revolution?

Program Dates:
July 9, 2021 – Aug 8, 2021

Honors Credit:
Available

WKU Course:
PSY 499

Discipline(s):
Psychology , Pop Culture , Music

Course Description:
Mods used amphetamines to dance all night. Hippies glorified psychedelic music, psychedelic drugs, and free love. Raves ran on ecstasy, the "love drug." Although youth subcultures were defined by their music and drugs of choice, they also included Utopian visions of a changed and better future. How, if it all, are these related? We will examine music, lifestyles, values, and sociohistorical contexts associated with the above subcultures, as well as Punk, Goth, Hip Hop, and Heavy Metal. Field trips, including a trip to Liverpool, will let us hear music, make graffiti art, and experience mainstream British culture and contemporary countercultures.

Prerequisites:
For undergraduates - At least one introductory level course in Psychology, Sociology, Popular Culture, or Modern History.

Physical Activity Requirements:
Contact Faculty

Course Highlights:
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