This course introduces the varied origins of country music and the commercialization of this art form. Emphasis is placed on historical, sociocultural, and stylistic factors related to country music and musicians. Upon completion, students should be able to identify specific styles and explain the influence of pop culture on the development of country music.
This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. (TAC – 11/16/05)