Special questions on music history: Aspects of the anglo-american rock

lmusi2882  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Special questions on music history: Aspects of the anglo-american rock
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
15.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2019-2020 !

LMUSI 1503 (20th and 21st century Music)
Main themes
Can be approached: questions of distinction (pop/rock, rap/rock; authenticity/inauthenticity'); rock as music; rock as technology; rock and economie; rock as social identity ; rock and geography; rock and history; rock and the media.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

  • be able to transpose the methodological approach of the rock artwork as a key to interpret the contemporary world.
  • understand the articulation existing between an artistic text and the elements of its context   

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Anglo-american rock has been, for six decades, the model and paradigm against which most of the popular music produced on the planet is measured. Depending on the year, this influence will be approached through the analysis of rock genres, through the description of important albums or through the career of representative personnalities.
Teaching methods
Evaluation methods
Oral exam.
En fonction du thème de l'année
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

Certificat universitaire en musicologie (approfondissement)

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology