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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

American Popular Music

MUSIC 160

Overview of popular music in the U.S. from colonial times to the present, with a focus on the history of rock. We will examine eighteenth and nineteenth-century war songs, slave songs, spirituals, minstrel and vaudeville songs, blues and ragtime, jazz, Tin Pan Alley, swing, country-western, rock, punk, and hip hop. Requirements: readings from the textbook as well as additional assigned readings, guided listening activities in and out of class, and written critical evaluations. Substantial required reading and written assignments. (Gen.Ed. AT)
Course Details

Winter 2021

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Base Cost: $1,608 ($402/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Start date: Dec 07, 2020
End date: Jan 16, 2021
Last day to add: Dec 11, 2020
Last day to drop: Dec 11, 2020
Last day to withdraw: Dec 31, 2020
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