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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: American Folk Music
Course Number: MUS 14B
Course Objectives:
  • Describe the role of religion in the development of American song culture
  • Review and analyze the social context of American folk music.
  • Aurally identify the musical characteristics of these various folk music styles.
  • Students will be able to recognize the genre and subgenres of the various American folk musical styles discussed in class.
  • Examine these folk music styles in the broader context of American political, social, and cultural history.
  • Describe and identify, using appropriate terminology, some of the many folk music styles of the United States.