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Explores the factors — musical and cultural — that led to the birth of American rock 'n' roll music in the early 1950s. Covers in detail the genres, styles and people that converged to create this new music.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 What is rock 'n' roll? It's a whole lot more than just music. It's a business, an attitude, a cultural phenomenon, a showcase of technology and more.
  • Week 2 Before there was rock: Major musical genres, technological advances and players integral to the birth of rock 'n' roll. The genres include jazz, blues, country, western, bluegrass, gospel, popular music and more.
  • Week 3 Mississippi Ghosts: W.C. Handy and the Delta Blues of Robert Johnson, Son House, Charley Patton and Lead Belly.
  • Week 4 A Tale of Three Cities: New Orleans' jazz and early rock 'n roll, Chicago and its electric blues, and Memphis, Tenn., home of Elvis Presley and Sun Records.
  • Week 5 The emergence of Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Bo Diddley; the Sun Records "Class of 1955" and "The Day the Music Died."
  • Week 6 The major labels finally awaken and start to rock: The search is on for the next big thing, Elvis II.
  • Week 7 The five styles of rock 'n' roll as postulated by author Charlie Gillett.
  • Week 8 Summation and project review.

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Instructors

Professor David Carlson
Executive Director of the Center for Media Innovation + Research and Cox/Palm Beach Post Professor of New Media Journalism
College of Journalism & Communication: Center for Media Innovation

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University of Florida
The University of Florida (UF) is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in academic excellence, both on campus and online. Ranked in the top 20 of Public Universities, the University of Florida is the state’s oldest university and has a long established tradition of academic excellence.
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Coursera

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