MUSC 101 American Popular Music

A survey of American popular music from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century. This course includes basic musical concepts and terminology in addition to covering four major areas of American contemporary music: jazz, rock, country and musical theater. Students will gain knowledge of the socio-cultural aspects, as well as develop skills to listen critically to these popular musical styles. This course is designed for those with little or no background in music. Letter grade. Fall and Spring