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RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
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MUS 266 - History of Rock III: Heavy Metal to Hip-Hop

3 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): WR 115  or designated placement.

Course Description: This course explores the musical, social and cultural aspects of rock music from c.1975 through the present day. Emphasis is placed on building listening and comprehension skills through listening to rock music, in-class discussion of the music, class assignments, research, and reading of the text.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Describe important elements of a rock performance.
  • CLO#2: Critique recorded and “live” rock and roll performances
  • CLO#3: Explain the characteristics of the main style periods of rock and roll and their sub-genres. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#4: Identify the most important innovators and artists of rock and roll and what their contributions were.
  • CLO#5: Identify the roles of the various cultures that have contributed to this musical form-American jazz and blues, African, Latin, and European.

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