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MUSC 1132: Critical Issues in American Popular Music (Torff)


Welcome MUSC 1132

Use this guide to find helpful sources for your research paper. The types of materials in this guide include:

  • Background Sources: online or in print, reference materials include encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Books: search for books and ebooks in the library catalog
  • Articles: search for articles in library databases:
  • Citation: Links to our MLA citation guide
  • Tutorials: from our website that can help with you things like finding ebooks, coming up with keywords, etc.

Feel free to visit the library for help using the library's resources for your research. If you need any further assistance, Ask a Librarian

Final Research Paper

Assignment Requirements:

  • 8-10 page paper on cultural appropriation. You may argue for or against cultural appropriation but you must use examples to prove your points.
  • Minimum of 7 printed sources and 2 audio sources
  • Include music analysis
  • Cite your sources in MLA 8th edition style

Helpful tips:

  • Use the sources on this guide!
  • "The goal is to read, think and question in order to reach conclusions and insightful meanings."- Course Syllabus
  • "Begin by forming questions. What are the issues, conflicts, and challenges that are presented?" - Course Syllabus
  • "Don't tell us, show us. Use examples. cite sections of text and quotes to support your points. Make us believe or at least raise our own questions." - Course Syllabus
  • "Ultimately, what does the material that is presented mean to you, to us, and to society in general? State your views based on the questions you raise with your personal insight." - Course Syllabus
  • Ask for Help if you need it !

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