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Fall Term 2013 TOP: POPULAR MUSIC, 1954-79 - 5539 - MUHI 210
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Prerequisites/Notes: Sophomore standing

Catalog Description : This course will enable non-music majors to engage with the discipline of music history. May be repeated when topic is different. Does not satisfy course requirements for any music major.

Topic for Fall 2013: Popular Music, 1954-1979 -- The Rise of Rock-and-Roll
Growing out of the need for the young generation to have a voice separate from the influence of their parents, Rock-and-Roll will be studied from its genesis in the mid-50s, combining influences from R&B, Country, and Pop, through the variety of sub-genres in the 60s to the punk and disco movements in the 70s that attempted to return R/R to its simpler origins and functions. Movers and shakers who shaped the growth and acceptance of R/R as a popular artistic culture as well as the multitude of social, political, and racial challenges that influenced popular music will be the basis of discussions in class.


Topic for Winter 2014: The Beatles -- Four Lads Who Shook the World
A survey of The Beatles' career from their formation and early development, rise to superstardom, and influence in popular music in the 1960s, to their subsequent adoration as cultural icons. Discussions will center on presentations of audio and video clips, and simple analyses of music and lyrics relating socio-cultural, political, and other extra-musical factors to popular music.


Topic for Spring 2014: Music and Gender
This course will explore the relationship between music and gender in the Western world from the Middle Ages to the present. Considering classical and popular music, including music videos and film, as well as writings about gender and music, we will explore music's role as a reflection of, reaction to, and active participant in gender construction.



Attributes: Fine Arts Div GER (01cr), Foundation/Gateway Course


Term

Fall Term 2013

Instructors

Carl A. Rath

Course

MUHI 210

Grade Mode

Standard

Title

TOP: POPULAR MUSIC, 1954-79

Final Exam

Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 03:00 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.

CRN

5539

Status

Active

Class Time

01:50-03:00 MWF MUSI 146

Start-End Date

Sep 16, 2013-Nov 26, 2013

Campus

Appleton Main Campus

Units

6

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