American Popular Music

Overview of popular music in the U.S. from colonial times to the present, with a focus on the history of rock. We will examine eighteenth and nineteenth-century war songs, slave songs, spirituals, minstrel and vaudeville songs, blues and ragtime, jazz, Tin Pan Alley, swing, country-western, rock, punk, and hip hop. Requirements:
readings from the textbook as well as additional assigned readings, guided listening activities in and out of class, and written critical evaluations. Substantial required reading and written assignments. (Gen.Ed. AT)

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Music
Number: 
MUSIC 160
Semester: 
Winter 2021
Registration Status: 
Open
Registration: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 to Friday, December 11, 2020