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Posting Reference #: 2795

General Information

Course Name/Section: Rock & American Popular Music1B Course Number: MAAC/MUS 2797
Faculty / Department: Culture & Language Studies Campus: Fredericton
Start Date: Jan 08, 2015 End Date: Apr 09, 2015
Application Deadline: Jun 23, 2014 Posting Date: Jun 09, 2014
Applications to be submitted via: email Email Address:
Requested By: Acting Chair M. Linton Term: Winter

Class Details

Days: TH Time: 7:00-9:50 pm
Number of Positions Available: 0 Total Credit Hours: 3
Mode of Delivery: Face to Face Location: On Campus
Stipend Amount: 5478

Curriculum Context

Elective Course

Course Description

This course is a survey of the history of Rock music from its origins in the late nineteenth century to the present day. Topics addressed include: the effects of technology in the music industry, role of African-American music in the development of popular music, the developments of Jazz, R & B, and early Rock and Roll, and the “white appropriation” of African-American music. The course finishes with a survey of recent trends of disco, new wave, heavy metal, rap and alternative music. Restriction: Credit may not be obtained for both FNAT 2792 and MAAC 2797


Applicant should have a broad knowledge of the development of American Popular music.  A Master's degree in related field or extensive industry experience is expected.  Knowledge base should stretch the whole period from early development up to the present day with related knowledge in Canadian and British contexts and the variety of styles over the period.

Additional Notes

Cross-listed with MUS 2797