This course will examine popular music from the Spanish-speaking world, and consider song as a reflection of social, political and cultural movements. Coursework will include listening to and viewing performances, and reading historical and critical texts on popular song. Examples will be drawn from Spanish, Latin American and U.S. song repertoires of various eras, and may also include music from other Spanish-speaking territories. Students will learn terminology in Spanish used to describe and analyze music. No previous musical experience necessary. Prerequisite: SPAN 212 or equivalent. (Meets GEC Cultural Diversity Requirement.)