Popular Music: A Cultural History

Course Overview

Course Code: MUSC-149

Department: Music

Credit Hours: 3.00

Illinois Articulation Initiative Number: IAI F1904

Textbook Information: Bookstore website

This course examines the role of popular music from the late nineteenth century to the present and its relevance to society and culture through perceptive listening of representative songwriters/composers, producers, or performers. Students will discuss music and its embedded contexts: the cultural, social, political, and economic dimensions of genres ranging from Tin Pan Alley to blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, country, folk, soul, pop, rock, disco, hip-hop, and classical music. No musical training is necessary to enroll in this course.

Course Schedule


Term: Spring 2023

Section Name: MUSC-149-OL01D

Location: Online

Available Seats: 24

Faculty Name: C. Jourdan

Min Credits: 3.00

Comments: Course is NOT taught through Canvas. Requires material from KC Bookstore and online registration. Students must log-in and complete introductory assignments within 7 days after the start date of the class. If you have questions, please contact instructor at cjourdan@kaskaskia.edu

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