HUM 204 - Modern Popular Music: America and the World

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course covers the development of contemporary music from its roots in early jazz to swing, bebop, rock, blues and country, rap, pop and music of the new millennium. It considers 20th Century music from a musical as well as a social, cultural, economic and political perspective in American and world society. Finally, it examines the relationship of specific issues of race, gender, ethnicity and age as they relate to contemporary music. CU MC (Sp)