Save To Worklist

MUSC 323 History of Popular Music

Genres of popular music from 1950 to the present and their changing aesthetic, social, cultural, and historical dimensions. Prior experience with music notation and terminology is not required. This course is not acceptable for credit toward the B.Mus., or toward the B.A. major, honours, or minor in Music.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
Full MUSC 323 001 Lecture 1 Tue Thu 9:30 11:00

This course provides a targeted overview of British rock music, exploring issues and styles that emerged during its evolution from the 1960s to the 2000s. While related historical and social contexts will be examined in some detail, the primary focus of this course is structured listening, with special attention paid to form, rhythm, and text setting. Students are not required to have a formal musical background.

All assigned readings and listening will be made available online to students. The graded course work includes a number of listening quizzes/mini-exams, plus one concert report.