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ARTS 2004 History of Contemporary American Music

Prerequisite: ENGL 1101

3-0-3

Survey of the development of contemporary American music genres from a historical and analytical perspective from the beginnings of American contemporary styles in the late nineteenth century to the present. Additionally, the course examines the social and historical context of various cultures in the American mosaic of people in the present time, especially the two primary cultures: those of European and African ancestries. Includes a music listening component and further develops some of the topics covered in ARTS 2003.