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SOC 254 / HP 254 Rock ‘n Roll - The Post WWII Generation

Prerequisite: ENG 101 , SOC 101  or permission of the instructor
3 credits

This course traces the evolution of that most American of musical forms, from its roots in African and European musical traditions, to its melding of blues, country, gospel and folk into something truly unique and revolutionary. Rock ‘n Roll’s lasting impact on American society and culture, from the initial formation of a new, teenage social class, to the rise in juvenile delinquency, the breakdown of racial and sexual barriers, the formation of various subcultures (drugs, surfers, bikers), and the role it played in civil rights, antiwar and feminist movements will be examined. The growth and on-going development of the music responsible for changing, chronicling, and eventually redefining the very society from which it sprang will be covered. Not offered every semester