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Undergraduate Course Details
Number MUS 320
Title History of Rock Music
Credits 3.0
Distribution W/DI


This course is a study of the development of American popular music in the 20th century, from its beginnings in Tin Pan Alley, blues and country music, up to recent movements in rock, pop, and rap. In addition to studying formal elements in these musical styles, students will also explore the relationship between popular music and broader social themes such as race, gender, and class. Assignments will include reading, listening and video-viewing, and concert attendance. Three lecture hours per week.