MUS 105 Introduction to Rock Music

Examines the relationship between rock music and society, emphasizing the musical and lyrical significance of rock music as contemporary social commentary. Students will identify and analyze a variety of complex practices, values and beliefs defined both culturally and historically through music including meanings of difference and change.




Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AAOT Arts & Letters, AGS Humanities/Arts, AS Liberal Arts Core 1, AS Literature & the Arts, AAS Human Relations, Cultural Literacy AAOT/AAS


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Identify rock music and its subgenres by stylistic traits. Demonstrate an understanding of rock music history through critical and analytical listening. Demonstrate an understanding of rock music history and its relationship to society from 1920 to the present. Identify and analyze complex practices, values, and beliefs reflected in rock music history. Demonstrate an understanding of the culturally and historically defined meanings of difference in rock music history and American culture. Differentiate between the stylistic traits of key Rock äóÖnäó» Roll artists and the eras of Rock music history.