May 23, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

AMST 211 - The Age of Soul: Jazz, R&B, Rock n Roll in American Life

Credits: (4)
College Curriculum: COLL 200
Domain (Anchored): ALV
Additional Domain (if applicable): CSI
This course explores American popular music in the mid 20th century. We trace its origins in the movements, struggles, and relationships of African Americans, immigrants, workers, rural and urban residents. Through close listening, viewing and reading, we will understand both their global roots and domestic impact, with great attention to the role of music in American social life, where it touched millions with its humanity and power - soul. We will study many genres, including jazz ,R&B, soul, gospel, country, rock & roll, folk and more.