MUS 270 The History of American Popular Music, 1900-1963

A non-technical survey of the 20th century American popular music genres, beginning with ragtime and ending at the time of the emergence of the new British rock. Among the subjects covered will be vaudeville, blues, country music, the Big Band era, Broadway and Hollywood, pop vocalists, rhythm and blues, early rock 'n' roll, and ethnic and regional popular music. Classes will consist of listening and discussion. Written assignments will be based on required and supplemental listening and recommended readings.




ENGL 100


Offered on occasion