HIST 1425 - History of Rock Music
This course examines the historical, musical, and socioeconomic development of rock music from its origins to today. Major stylistic trends, performers, producers, and songwriters are studied. Emphasis is on the development of tools for critical thinking and active listening. No prior musical experience is assumed.
Instructional Method Lecture
General Education Requirement: Visual and Performing Arts
Comments: This course also satisfies the Human Culture requirement at UW.
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of MUSC 1425 History of Rock Music, the student will:
- examine the historical, musical, and socioeconomic development of rock music.
- identify rock music’s precursory styles that contributed to its origins.
- describe the musical characteristics of various rock styles from the late 1950s to the present.
- associate major artists with their respective styles and movements.
- identify major rock styles, notable performers, and historically important recordings.
- explain the connections between various musical trends in rock music with concurrent social, political, and economic factors.
PO#2 Summarize musical styles, genres, traditions, and major figures from various cultures and historical periods.
Cross-listed: MUSC 1425 History of Rock Music
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