English and the Blues is designed to introduce students to the history and progression of Blues music from its origins in Mississippi to its current popularity on a global scale. This content-based program focuses on strengthening students’ speaking and listening skills through a wide range of engaging authentic materials and informative excursions. The Blues Archive at the University of Mississippi houses one of the largest collections of blues recordings, publications, and memorabilia in the world. Oxford, Mississippi is just a short-drive from the heart of Blues culture, the Mississippi Delta. Students will have the opportunity to explore the Mississippi Blues Trail, meet with local Blues scholars, attend live Blues shows, and more.
For more information about these programs, please contact Tracy Koslowski at StudyEnglish@olemiss.edu