History of Rock & Roll
The History of Rock & Roll seeks to integrate the history of America with the history and progression of Rock and Roll. Students taking this class will be able to trace the history of Rock and Roll and understand the influences it had on major historical events within the United States. This class will cover issues of race, gender, age, and sex and how Rock and Roll helped to spur rebellion in those areas in an attempt to create equality. The course covers the history from the 1930’s & 1940’s through a study of Blues progression from its origins to its growth to Rock & Roll and related genres. The purpose of this course is to take a topic that students are genuinely interested in, music, and use that to show the impact of music on the history of the United States.