21M.295 American Popular Music

Class Info

Surveys the development of popular music in the US, and in a cross-cultural milieu, relative to the history and sociology of the last two hundred years. Examines the ethnic mixture that characterizes modern music, and how it reflects many rich traditions and styles (minstrelsy, music-hall, operetta, Tin Pan Alley, blues, rock, electronic media, etc.). Provides a background for understanding the musical vocabulary of current popular music styles. Limited to 20.

This class has no prerequisites.

21M.295 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by L. Flood.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

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