Honors Music Literature: Rock and Roll (HON 430-002, spring 2014)

rock and roll, hon, spring 2014, scott harris

Great new course on the development of Rock’n Roll as a musical & cultural style

  • HON MUS 430-002 (CRN: 35744): Tue & Thu, 12.45-2.05, FAC 354
  • Open to all Honors students & students with a minimum GPA of 3.2, not just music majors
  • Taught by Scott Harris, the new Head of the Department of Music

Study the development of Rock and Roll as a musical and cultural style from the mid-1950’s through 1990; including Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin as well as musical icons in Pop, Motown, Punk, Rap, music video, and Disco. Topics, projects, and discussions will be based on musical styles/innovations and trends, cultural and social impacts, and economic/political issues. Developing and expressing creative and critical thinking/writing/presentation skills, through the prescribed topic area, is a focal point of the course.

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