MUS 109 - Ragtime to rock: American Popular Music
A survey of American popular music including folk songs, musical theater, jazz, country, rock, and bluegrass. This course will familiarize the student with popular music which helped shape the American culture and reflect important social, historical and political events.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a vocabulary for hearing, analyzing, and discussing any style of popular music.
2. Identify the origins and explain development of all major genres of popular music.
3. Recognize and describe cross-influences among those styles.
4. Explain the role of technology in the evolution of musical style and in the dissemination of music to the public.
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