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MUSB 3301 (3-3-0) History of Commercial Music
An examination of popular music in America from 1840 to today, including the socio-musical influence of the commercial song. Beginning with the birth of American popular music in the songs of Stephen Foster and minstrels, the course explores the development of ragtime, blues, jazz, the crooners, American musical theater, country, Latin, rock & roll, rock, and contemporary Christian music. Spring.
Prerequisite: MUSI 2305 Music Literature and Fine Arts.