HIS 364 History of Rock and Roll, 3 credits
This course surveys the development of rock music as a musical genre and as a force in popular culture since the 1950s. Students will become able to identify important performers and styles in rock music. Changes in the music will be analyzed in the context of cultural, social, and political trends an events. Transformations in technology affecting the production and consumption of music will also be examined.
Prerequisite: Completion of the History/Political Science Core.
Spring 2015, and alternate years thereafter