Jun 21, 2018  
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MUSC 168 - American Popular Music

(3 credits)
This course will study the contemporary trends of American music beginning with the jazz era and continuing through recent decades. It will trace the social and political forces that created and shaped popular music during times of war and crisis. Students will study the elements that make up this music and learn how these styles developed. Students will listen to representative examples of the music of this period with emphasis on the factors that led to its invention. (CFPA; CMCL)