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Course Name: History and Appreciation of Rock and Popular Music - Honors
Course Number: MUS 15H
Outcomes:
  • Compare and contrast historical, cultural, and socio-political contexts of different musical genres.
  • Identify various people important in the creation of rock music and the musical instruments they play(ed).
  • Synthesize the different musical genres that came together to create rock music, including blues and country, and discuss the continuing influences of those styles on current music.
  • Evaluate the sociological trends as reflected in musical styles and song lyrics.
  • Critically analyze live concerts or a live video recording of a performance
  • Identify important writers and producers of rock music.
  • Define the musical characteristics such as form and instrumentation of various different rock styles.