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MUS 166: Popular Music in America (3 credits)

Course Description

A survey of Pop Music (including Blues, Jazz, Rock and Folk), in the United States in the twentieth century. Activities will include listening to recordings, writing lyrics and tunes and learning various aspects of the business of music. Field trips and concert attendance required. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the role of music in different communities.
  • Describe and compare the distinctive aural features and music aesthetics of the various style of popular music.
  • Describe the historical, religious, social and political aspects of a society that contribute to the development of diverse musical styles.
  • Compare/contrast different styles of popular music.

Degrees and Certificates

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Classes Offered

  • Fall 2010 - MW, 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 104, So Jin Kimura - CRN: 60327 - view syllabus
  • Spring 2009 - TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale Pālanakila 104, G Faltstrom - CRN: 60322 - view syllabus
  • Spring 2007 - MW, 8:05am to 9:20am, Hale Pālanakila 104, C Zorn - CRN: 64281
  • Fall 2002 - MW, 1:30pm to 2:55pm, Hale Pālanakila 104, G Faltstrom - CRN: 90185