Please adhere to the guidelines listed under “Posting Guidelines for Discussion Forums” in the Course Overview section. See the course syllabus for details about lesson board posts and grading.
Do you find the regional styles of country blues and/or early hillbilly music difficult to appreciate because of their “foreignness” to twenty-first century urban culture? Why or why not?
What do you think accounts for the continuing prejudice against country music that is held by many urban people today? What suggestions might you make to encourage more receptive listening to this music by those who categorically resist it?
Posting Guidelines for Discussion Forums
For each discussion board post (including Lesson Boards and the Extra Learning Options thread) please follow this format:
Each posting should be about 150-300 words.
If you quote a source, you must cite the source. MLA (Modern Language Association) style is the standard format for citations in the arts and humanities. Please see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for guidelines.
If you express your opinion, give examples of what you like/don’t like, and describe the reasons for your opinion. “I love this,” or “That’s really ugly,” is not sufficient!
Avoid inflammatory words and phrases. There are always substitutes you can use. You are free to express your opinion about what they have said, but not to attack the writer. Quoting outside sources (again, cite your sources!) or offering examples will help support your argument.
For more information about good online posts, please see the Netiquette page.
Read the syllabus to understand how lesson board assignments are graded.
Lesson 4: Urban Perceptions of Country Music