Five College Consortium

American Popular Music

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Music
Course Number: 
160
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
Overview of popular music in the U.S. from colonial times to the present, with a focus on the history of rock. We will examine eighteenth and nineteenth-century war songs, slave songs, spirituals, minstrel and vaudeville songs, blues and ragtime, jazz, Tin Pan Alley, swing, country-western, rock, punk, and hip hop. Requirements:
readings from the textbook as well as additional assigned readings, guided listening activities in and out of class, and written critical evaluations. Substantial required reading and written assignments. (Gen.Ed. AT)
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
59739

Course Sections

American Popular Music
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Marianna Ritchey TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM