MUS-3050 The Social History of Rock and Roll

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

An interdisciplinary study of the evolution of rock music from 1950 to the present, with attention to the social climate of this period. Social issues examined include rock 'n' roll and racism, the hippie culture, technological advances, economic forces and the political climate. Students study a specific rock style as a field project. Open to all students; previous background or experience in musical study and performance is not required. Meets Part III of the GECC.