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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CMUS 505</span>

CMUS 505 Popular Music and Culture


Certificate and Degree Credit
Arts Program Area


Antirequisite(s): RTA 905 (formerly BDC 935);
Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $629.00* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)


This course explores the development of North American, British and non-western popular music. Lectures investigate key historical periods and genres which define the popular idiom in the west, such as blues, jazz, country, rock n' roll, folk, rap, and electronica, as well as popular idioms from beyond the western world. Changes in technology, economics and demographics will be discussed, as will links between popular music and the prevailing social conditions of each period. (Upper-level liberal studies elective)

Note: Restriction: TH001, TH002, TH003

Fall 2018
Enrolment for this term is closed.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Fall 2018.
Winter 2019
Enrolment for Winter 2019 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.
Classroom Delivery Option
Monday6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.14 Jan 2019 - 15 Apr 2019
Spring/Summer 2019
This term is not yet open for enrolment via the Shopping Cart. Priority enrolment for certificate students for this term begins on February 11, 2019. Regular enrolment begins on February 25, 2019.
Classroom Delivery Option
Monday & Wednesday6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 24 Jun 2019-12 Aug 2019

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