History of Rock n' Roll

This course explores the earliest origins of Rock n' Roll: the places, people, and politics that gave rise to the tide that brought dynamic changes to the cultural fabric of the United States beyond anything previously imagined. We will explore the basic meanings of "Rock" and "Roll" and the necessities that drive this music forward. We will hear from the people who created it, played it, stole it, sold it, owned it, and dominated it. We will investigate the context in which Rock n' Roll was born and flourished, the ways it has moved forward into the twenty-first century, and the changes it has wrought in our everyday lives.
Course Number: MUS263
Units: 3.0