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The Department of History Confers 2019 Degrees

On Sunday, May 20, the Department of History held its diploma ceremony and graduated over 20  undergraduate and graduate students.

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79-345 - Roots of Rock and Roll

Taught by: Professor Scott Sandage

Roots of Rock and Roll is about open source, collaborative innovation and the impact of social and technological change on American music. The class focuses on early "remix" music (slave songs, Anglo-Appalachian ballads, ragtime, and Depression era blues and country) and revolutionaries like Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin. The class format is informal lecture and discussion.

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Roots of Rock and Roll