Popular music

Assignment #4 Instructions:

  1. Select a topic from one of the three domains of everyday culture listed below.
  • A genre of popular music that you are familiar with (country and western, rock, blues, hip-hop, rap, etc.)
  • A recreational activity that you are regularly involved in (either as a participant or as a spectator, i.e., “fan”)
  • A reality television program that you have access to and that interests you
  • One of the new social media (e.g., Twitter or Facebook)
  1. Discuss your choice in a critical essay which includes:
  • A clear thesis backed by supporting argumentation.
  • A minimum of 5 peer-reviewed scholarly sources from outside of the course materials, which are referenced in the body of the paper and listed in a properly formatted bibliography or works cited page.
  • Good critical analysis of the topic.