American Popular Music

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
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 #: 
17624

Course Sections

American Popular Music
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Marianna Ritchey mritchey@umass.edu TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM Herter Hall room 107