Music in America

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Music 200: Music in America
EST. time to complete:
3 to 9 Months
$301.00/Credit (No Fees)


A historical survey of music in America from pre-colonial times through the twentieth century, including:

  • Classical
  • Ethnic
  • Folk
  • Popular Traditions

Designed for non-majors. Includes listening techniques and writing about music.

Music in America emerges you into music today as well as in history, where you will learn about a range of American popular music from the nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with Tin Pan Alley and Broadway, the course traces many major developments in American popular music such as:

  • rock and roll
  • country music
  • soul
  • funk
  • disco
  • punk rock
  • hip-hop
  • early America

You will learn about the major developments of music by listening to music files, watching videos, and viewing music artists profiles. You will also complete readings, activities, quizzes, and keyword practice.

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You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:


Lessons consist of quizzes and writing assignments. Exams consist of true/false and multiple choice questions.

You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.