Course Description

Blacktronika: Afrofuturism, MUS 19R

Blacktronika : Afrofuturism in Electronic Music is a college course , honoring the people of color, who pioneered groundbreaking genres within electronic music. Using the intersection of technology, science fiction and music’s foundation within the African Diaspora, as a lens in shaping new futures.

Researching the sonic responses to socio-political events that affected under-represented communities, giving birth to jazz fusion, Chicago House, Detroit Techno, Drum & Bass, the LA Beat scene and the rest of the global sound history.

From Sun Ra to Flying Lotus to Moor Mother, we shine the light on the many artists that are pivotal in the modern advancement of electronic music.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC San Diego, MUS

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Student must petition their academic advising unit with full syllabus information for further review of potential GE credit.

UC Merced:
Unit Credit (see your Academic Advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: MUS Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle - Fine Arts; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS; TMC Fine Art GE or 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; ERC - Fine Arts; Sixth - 1 NAHR

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: This course will apply to Area F-Arts and Ethnicity automatically upon completion

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

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Course Creator

King Britt
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