This course explores the various intersections of music and American culture in the
blues, rock, heavy metal, jazz, soul, R&B, disco and dance music, and hip-hop. The
idea of a critical canon, in tension with best-seller lists, is considered.
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
- Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
- Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100.
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area C1
(CSU GE Area C1), UC (IGETC Area 3A)