American Popular Music
(American Popular Music)

Students pursuing an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science for transfer purposes can take this course to fulfill the Core III Arts and Humanities requirement. This class introduces students to the history of American popular music beginning with its roots in minstrel music and American jazz. It will also move through Elvis Presley’s rockabilly style to today’s rap and hip-hop scene. This class covers the social, political, and historical context in which today’s popular music was developed.