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).
|The following courses must be taken prior to this course|
|ENG 010A - Basic Writing or ENG 011 - Basic Writing II or ESL 011 - Basic Writing II|
|REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development II|
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