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MUSC 106 - History of Rock Music

5 Credits
A historical survey of the ever-transforming styles of rock music and the cultural, economic, political, social, technological and musical forces that shape them.

Course Note Previously MUSIC 106.

Quarters Typically Offered

Fall Evening

Spring Evening

Designed to Serve Any student with serious interest in aesthetic, historical, sociological, cultural, economic, and psychological dimensions of rock music.
Active Date 2011-08-08

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II

Course Outline
Six Streams of American Popular Music Pop, Race Music, Country, Jazz, Folk, Gospel. Five Blues Styles Country, Delta, Classic, Urban, Chicago Rhythm and Blues The British Invasion and Blues Revival Glitter/Glam Rockabilly Psychedelia Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Pop Rock and Surf Music Southern Rock Punk and New Wave Soul and Funk Fusion Ska and Reggae Folk Rock Art Rock Hip Hop and Rap Underground and Alternative Rock Postmodern Genres

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate how rock is but one of the seven streams of American popular music and its indebtedness to the other six.

Place rock within the context of those cultural, economic, political, social, and technological forces that have shaped it.

Locate rock within the broader currents of twentieth century music, art and thought.

Analyze rock from the perspective of symbolic anthropology, depth, psychology, critical theory, etc.

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