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Revision Date: 25-Nov-17

MUS-1028-VO01 - Introduction to Rock & Roll

Synonym: 164331
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-22-2018 to 08-13-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-09-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Gregory Matses | View Faculty Credentials

Open Seats/Section Limit: 13/16 (as of 01-21-18 6:20 PM)

Course Description:

A survey of Rock & Roll from its origins through contemporary rock. Students will discuss the social, economic and political conditions that influenced the development of rock music and the artists who have contributed to its form. Through extensive listening, students will explore a variety of rock styles from 1950s through the present.

Essential Objectives:

1. Describe Rock and Roll's ancestors and early influences.
2. Explain basic rock harmonic progressions and other conventions of the form.
3. Describe early rock forms such as rockabilly, vocal groups, doo-wop, pop, teen idols and identify major figures in each style.
4. Discuss the British Invasion and the influence of the Motown sound.
5. Discuss punk, metal, grunge, and related styles that influenced rock including reggae, rap and African pop.
6. Discuss the recording and broadcasting industries and their impact on rock music, including singles, album-oriented production and music videos.
7. Describe a variety of rock styles in terms of lyrical content, instrumentation and stylistic elements.
8. Describe the contributions of several rock artists to the development of the form.


Summer 2018 textbook data will be available on April 1. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Gregory Matses
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Laura Rubenis

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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