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COURSE NUMBER: MUSI122
COURSE TITLE:History of Rock and Roll
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
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COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A survey of styles and personalities in American and British popular music from 1950 to the present.  A study of the historical and cultural development of Rock music, its multi-cultural roots, and its relationship with the other arts.  Includes discussions of concepts and aesthetics of popular music, as well as comparisons of Rock styles, genres, and stylistic traits with other selected musical styles.
PREREQUISITES:
Place into ENGL101.
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STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
To help students develop an understanding of both the musical and cultural roots of Rock music and the ability to hear a direct relationship between those roots and the music currently popular. To help students to develop critical listening skills.


TOPICAL OUTLINE:
American Popular Music in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Blues Roots
Country Roots
Gospel Roots
Folk and Folk Rock
Soul
The British Invasion
Jazz Rock and Fusion
Funk and Disco
Art Rock
Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
New Wave
Ska and Reggae
Hip Hop and Rap
The Eighties and Nineties
Underground and Alternative


TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Lipscomb, Scott and Stuessy, Joe.  Rock and Roll: It's History and Stylistic Development.  6th Edition.  Prentice Hall, 2009.


EVALUATION:
Three Exams worth 20% of final grade
A Final Exam worth 25% of final grade
A fifteen minute class presentation worth 5% of final grade
Several short writing assignments (averaged together) worth 10% of final grade
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REVISION:
Fall 2010

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