Mar 27, 2023  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

MUS 2150 - American Folk Music

Course Description:
This course is a survey of the diverse roots of music that has shaped traditional and contemporary folk music in America.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the history and development of the various folk music traditions in the United States;
  2. Understand the experience of combining approaches from folklore, ethnomusicology, cultural history, anthropology, and geography;
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of: Appalachian Music, Old Time Music; Early Country Music and the Commercialization  of Traditional Music, the Pre-Bluegrass Years, The Definitive Bluegrass Bands, Folksong Revival of the 1960’s and Bluegrass Revivals and media.