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Monday, November 29, 2004
 
NKU's Music 108 class 'rocks'

"Rock 'n 'roll counts as credit at Northern Kentucky University -- if not the backbeat, then at least the history. If successfully completed, it satisfies NKU's graduation requirement of three hours of academic credit in fine arts. As Gail Wells, vice president of academic affairs and provost at Northern Kentucky University, puts it, 'You can rock 'n' roll your way right through the fine arts requirements.' ...

" 'Many universities offer such courses,' she said. 'They engage the students and involve them in critical thinking, writing, communication and turn out to be a very rich learning experience. The music reflects the history, culture and aesthetics of the time. Issues of psychology and the structure of music work together to make this a very valid academic study.'

"This semester is the fourth time NKU music professor Scott Lang has taught Music 108, The History of Rock and Roll, and he said he instructs the 30 or so students in the class about the musical, sociological and political impact of the topic. ...

"Lang said he felt no need to defend the value of a college course on rock 'n' roll. 'The history of rock'n'roll is really about a lot of other history besides music.' "

 




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