MUSC 116 History of Rock & Roll • 5 Cr.
Traces the development of Rock and Roll from its roots in Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Hillbilly, and Country idioms. Covers both instrumental and vocal styles from Elvis, the British invasion, heavy metal, Britney Spears, and other contemporary performers. Students learn to identify styles, musical characteristics, artists, and periods of music through listening, group discussion, and written texts.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of and the use of terminology common to the discussion and the history of Rock and Roll.
- Students will be able to describe the characteristics and development of the various forms of Rock and Roll.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the timeline of the major developments of the Rock and Roll styles.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to aurally identify the various forms of Rock and Roll.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the people who contributed to the development of Rock and Roll, including information about their lives, their music and the role they played in the development of the art form.
- Students will demonstrate their ability to synthesize the materials covered in class through writing a review of popular music entertainment to which they are exposed.