AMCULT 209 - History of American Popular Music
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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America has never been without popular music. The earliest settlers brought with them songbooks and the broadside tradition, and popular song was often one of the main ways of describing the myths and dreams of America, while at the same time reflecting its history. As America became industrialized, popular music, both sacred and secular, played an increasingly important role in American society. This course traces the history of American Popular Music from its earliest days through contemporary genres. Students listen to, watch, and analyze popular music from its context, styles, and forms, as well as the way(s) these relate to the American Experience.

Intended audience: Undergraduates in general.

Course Requirements: 3 quizzes, midterm (essay), final exam (essay), final paper (min 1500 words)

AMCULT 209 - History of American Popular Music
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001 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 9780195300536
American popular music : from minstrelsy to MP3, Author: Larry Starr, Christopher Waterman., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2nd ed. 2007
ISBN: 9780195365931
The pop, rock, and soul reader : histories and debates, Author: David Brackett., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2nd ed. 2009
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