Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

MUS 131 - History of Rock and Roll

Course Description

This course will survey the different genres of popular music in the United States through the Twentieth Century using an historical approach. Lectures will include listening to and analyzing music examples in relation to the social, technical and historical trends.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of the chronological development of Rock and Roll, its styles, and cultural significance.
Critique musical performances and recordings in various rock styles.
Identify and discuss the role of rock music within its aesthetic, historical and cultural contexts.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Recommended: (ENG 050, REA 050) or ENG 099 or REA 075 ortest scores