HUM 260

It's Only Rock and Roll: Rock from Cradle to Adolescence

This course is a survey of rock history, from its roots in the mid-1950s, to the end of the 'Summer of Love - Flower Power' era, to The Rolling Stones' disastrous Altamont concerts in late 1969, to the break-up of The Beatles in 1970. Students examine cultural influences, historical events, and stylistic developments of rock music, primarily in the United States and Great Britain, to gain a wider knowledge and understanding of rock music's place as a crucial part of the arts and culture of this time period in many parts of the world.