MUS118 American Popular Music since 1850


General Education Category and Learning Outcomes
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Understanding the Past

-Critically analyze the cultural, economic, geographical, and political processes that influenced historical events.

-Understand and explain the significance and influence of the past and its connection to current political, scientific, and cultural forces.


Understanding the Creative Arts

-Questions of value. How can such creative works be evaluated? How are critical vocabularies developed? How does a work come to be called a "classic"? How do new works and genres become accepted as art?

-Questions of cultural and historical context. How do creative works relate to the societies in which they are produced and received? How do cultural roles of creative products, definitions of art, institutions, markets and patronage affect the creation of works of architecture, art, music, literature and other media?


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