HUM 160 - Introduction to Popular Music

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course covers the basic musical and lyrical building blocks of American popular music. Students examine the musical elements of American "roots" music, namely blues, gospel, jazz, and country and relate those early styles to modern and contemporary styles of popular music. Students consider issues of multiculturalism, race, ethnicity, gender, social class, and commercialism as they relate to the production and promotion of popular music. CU (Su)