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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 103 - History of Rock and Roll

History of Rock and Roll, America’s second indigenous musical art form, after jazz. Emphasis placed on artists, music genres, and cultural/societal forces shaping rock’s evolution, 1950s to present. Extensive listening, reading; required online discussion. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring). AH-Aesthetic Experience.

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: AH-Aesthetic Experience. K3 - Creative Expression

General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P4 Social Justice, P6 Ways of Knowing

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Employ precise musical and cultural terminology and concepts for the discussion and analysis of rock music and its history.
  • Describe the influence of American and British cultural and historical traditions upon rock music, including various manifestations of racial, sexual, and gender inequality.
  • Compare and contrast different examples of rock music as well as other contemporaneous popular music, demonstrating an understanding of the musical and cultural commonalities and distinctions between them.
  • Evaluate rock music using aesthetic criteria, musical analysis, and critical judgment.
  • Describe the geographical aspects of various rock genres’ history and popularity arcs.

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