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2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIS 265 - History of Rock and Roll

Semester Hours: 3
This course will consider the history of rock music from its origins in the blues music of the first half of the twentieth century to the rock and roll and folk music of the 1950s; the British invasion, Motown sound and psychedelic rock of the 1960s, the progressive and punk music of the 1970s; the alternative rock of the 1980s; and the hip hop, grunge and electronic music of the 1990s to the present day. In addition to investigating the evolution of rock music’s many different styles, this course will consider its broader impact on, and reflection of, the social and cultural history of its times.

Pre-requisites: none.

Offered: occasionally.

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