2023-2024 Catalog 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog
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MUSI 250 - History of Rock-N-Roll

3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours:

In this course, students will study the development of Rock-N-Roll from its origins to contemporary music genres. Students will learn how to hear direct relationships between musical themes throughout the development of diverse populations and periods of history. The class will include the analysis of musical qualities and influential musicians of different periods and styles of what we call rock music. The history and development of Rock-N-Roll music will be examined through political, historical, social, and cultural contexts as a way to critique contemporary society. This course does not require any previous music experience or the ability to read/play music.
OFFERED: fall and spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Trace the historical origins of Rock-N-Roll.

  1. Examine the pioneers of Rock-N-Roll.
  2. Examine the era in which Rock-N-Roll was created.
  3. Describe technological advancements that influenced the industry.
  4. Explain the historical significance of the origin of Rock-N-Roll.

Goal 2:  Recognize significant musical styles of Rock-N-Roll.

  1. Compare musical styles of different eras.
  2. Compare musical styles from different countries.

Goal 3:  Describe relationships between the music/artists and corresponding cultural developments.

  1. Compare musical genres from diverse cultural contexts. 
  2. Compare artists’ influence on various aspects of society.

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