ROCK MUSIC IN THE 1960S: FROM COMING OF AGE TO GOLDEN AGE
The roots of rock music run deep in modern American history and culture. From the blending of different musical styles such as blues, country, jazz, and folk, to its connection to culture and politics, rock music has had a tremendous impact on our society. In the 1960s, that impact became even more pronounced as rock music became synonymous with one of the most turbulent and transformative decades in American history. Politics, protests, drugs, civil rights, exploration, peace, and love all became popular themes during the decade with rock music playing a role every step of the way. Add to that a generous infusion of talent from the UK, and you get what many consider to be a golden age of rock music. We will visit many of the artists and concepts that shaped Rock Music of the '60s. (Note: Course may contain offensive language and material. It’s rock and roll!)
Modules for the Rock Music of the 60's course
- Transition: Boomers Come of Age
- Invasion: Rock is Reborn
- Soul and the Civil Rights
- Motown: The Softer Side of the 60s
- Folk Revolution
- Peace, Love, and Protest: The Hippie Counterculture
Rock Music of the 60’s is an asynchronous online course that enables participants to work through the course material at their own pace. The course provides a Discussion Board for student to student communications. In addition, the course will allow students to ask Dr. Carter questions about the course material. Please note, Dr. Carter will respond to participant queries within 24 hours, if not sooner.
Brian Carter (DMA, University of Michigan) is a Lecturer at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro School of Music. Prior to recently returning to his home of Greensboro, he was a professional opera and classical concert singer, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Music at Washington State University where he specialized in Vocal Studies and Literature, and the History of rock music.
Participants who have registered for the Rock Music of the 60’s program can receive a partial refund if the participant has not viewed any of the program material on the MOODLE site. No refund is available for participants who have accessed or viewed the program material on the MOODLE site.
Please note: Once you begin the course modules you cannot get a refund. If applicable, participants can be granted a partial refund of $80 which constitutes the registration fee minus a $10 service charge. No other refunds are offered.
For questions or concerns about course registration, the MOODLE course, or other technical issues contact Nathan Myers by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For questions and concerns related to the course, contact Dr. Brian Carter at bwcarter@uncg.