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Title: Rock and Roll Music
Course Section Number: FRT-101-07
Department: Freshman Tutorial
Description: Bob Royalty has taught at Wabash College for over 20 years. He teaches courses in history, religion, and music. Professor Royalty has led immersion trips to Turkey, Israel/Palestine, England, and, most recently, Rome, Italy. His hobbies include hikes along historical trails such as Hadrian's Wall in Great Britain, birdwatching, cycling, and cooking. The history of rock music-rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and soul music-in the 1950s and 1960s is a social and cultural history of Great Britain, the United States, and in many ways a newly globalized world. The story of rock and roll is a story about race and civil rights; World War II and Vietnam; youth and pop culture; religion, civil disobedience, new demographics, affluence and the economy. Every doo-wap, backbeat, riff, and jam carries a rich story to be uncovered. This tutorial will study the cultural history of rock and roll, from its African-American roots in rhythm and blues to the emerging super groups of the late 60s and early 70s. We will use both history and musical analysis to better understand this powerful social and cultural movement of the mid-20th century. We are tentatively planning to travel at the end of the semester to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland (subject to administrative approval and health/safety conditions) as the capstone of the class.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/25/2022-12/15/2022 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 09:45AM - 11:00AM, Baxter Hall, Room 114
Faculty: Royalty, Bob

Course Status

Section Name/Title Status Dept. Capacity Enrolled/
Rock and Roll Music
OPEN Freshman Tutorial 16 15 / 1 / 0