History of Rock: Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll to Indie Rock and Hip-Hop


The history of rock music from the 1950s to the present. Beginning with its roots in rhythm and blues, country and western, and commercial pop, examination of diverse musical styles, artists and bands, and the many historical, technological, and cultural factors that have contributed to the rise and popularity of rock music.


Instructor: Nicholas Stoia, nicholas.stoia@duke.edu

Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 139
  • HISTORY 108
Typically Offered
Fall Only