Collins Living Learning Center | Music: Mirror of the Moment
S103 | 14591 | 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.