MU180 History of Rock and Roll, Popular Music in the USA
Music credits: 3
An overall history of popular music in America, with an emphasis on mainstream popular music since 1954. Traces the stylistic development of popular music and acquires interpretive strategies including methods of aural analysis. Relates the simultaneous independence and interdependence of black and white musical cultures in America. Develops an understanding of popular songs and texts in a historical perspective. Prerequisites: Music reading or performance skills; no prerequisite course. Offered spring (even years).