MUS 111 History of Rock and Roll

Credits: 3.00

This course will explore the origins and development of popular music in America, from ragtime and blues, through rockabilly and the British invasion, to punk, rap, and heavy metal. Students will gain an understanding of a variety of popular styles and artists, as well as discover how popular music reflected and influenced the changing social and cultural norms of America. In addition to the in-class activities and assessments, every student will be required to write a research paper on a specific topic related to the course (approved by the instructor).

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Last Updated: 04/04/2014