Collins Living Learning Center | Music: Mirror of the Moment
S103 | 22490 | Matthew Kerchner


Come listen to punk rock and learn about the historical circumstances that led
to its development. What historical events, as well as political, economic, and
other factors, influenced the creation of genres like hardcore punk, pop-punk,
and glam-punk?  This is NOT a music history course.  Instead we will examine
the historical processes that gave way to the formation of particular music
genres throughout American and British history. It is a fun opportunity to think
about history not as the memorizing of important figures and dates but as a
series of interconnected events that shape the development of human culture.
You don't have to be a musician to enjoy this class.  All you need is an open
mind, an interest in learning about different types of music, and the people
who created it and enjoy it.