The Beatles

Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Summer 2018

Class Objective:

As part of the World of Creative and Aesthetic Expression, students will demonstrate knowledge of human expression and analyze creative work. More specifically, the objective of this class is to take an in-depth look at The Beatles; their music, personalities, compositional techniques and their influence on our culture from the 1960’s through the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music. Each class we will listen to and discuss a Beatles album and the important singles that they released during the same period. Students are expected to take detailed notes in lecture and do the required listening. All assignments are due on the day/date they appear. This course uses Blackboard/Courseweb. You should check Courseweb DAILY for announcements/assignments, etc.

Required Texts:

-None

Suggested Materials:

The Beatles Anthology DVD The Beatles by Hunter Davies
The Beatles by Bob Spitz
Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman

Syllabus: 

Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Spring 2018

Course Description:

The objective of this class is to take an in-depth look at The Beatles; their music, personalities, compositional techniques and their influence on our culture from the 1960’s through the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music. Each week we will listen to and discuss a Beatles album and the important singles that they released during the same period. Students are expected to read the assigned chapters from the required text, do the required listening, and be ready to discuss both in class.

Required Texts:

- Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
- Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman

Syllabus: 
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Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Fall 2017

Course Description:

The objective of this class is to take an in-depth look at The Beatles; their music, personalities, compositional techniques and their influence on our culture from the 1960’s through the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music. Each week we will listen to and discuss a Beatles album and the important singles that they released during the same period. Students are expected to read the assigned chapters from the required text, do the required listening, and be ready to discuss both in class.

Required Texts:

- Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
- Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman

Syllabus: 
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Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Spring 2017

Course Description:

This course will take an in-depth look at the Beatle's music, personalities, compositional techniques, and their influence on our culture from the 1960's into the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be focused on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music.

Required Texts:

-None

Suggested Materials:

-Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
-Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman

Syllabus: 
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Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Summer 2016

Course Description:

This course will take an in-depth look at the Beatle's music, personalities, compositional techniques, and their influence on our culture from the 1960's into the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be focused on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music.

Required Texts:

-None

Suggested Materials:

-The Beatles Anthology DVD
-The Beatles by Hunter Davies
-The Beatles by Bob Spitz
-Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
-Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman

Syllabus: 
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Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Spring 2016

Course Description:

This course will take an in-depth look at the Beatle's music, personalities, compositional techniques, and their influence on our culture from the 1960's into the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be focused on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music.

Required Texts:

Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman

Suggested Materials:

The Beatles Anthology DVD (on reserve in the library)
The Beatles by Hunter Davies
The Beatles by Bob Spitz

Syllabus: 
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Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Spring 2015

Course Description:

This course will take an in-depth look at the Beatle's music, personalities, compositional techniques, and their influence on our culture from the 1960's into the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be focused on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music.

Required Texts:

Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman

Suggested Materials:

The Beatles Anthology DVD (on reserve in the library)
The Beatles by Hunter Davies
The Beatles by Bob Spitz

Syllabus: 
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Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Spring 2011

Course Description:

This course will take an in-depth look at the Beatle's music, personalities, compositional techniques, and their influence on our culture from the 1960's into the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be focused on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music.

Required Texts:

-Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
-Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman
-The Beatles by Hunter Davies (recommended)
-The Beatles by Bob Spitz (recommended)

Syllabus: 

Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Spring 2014

Course Description:

This course will take an in-depth look at the Beatle's music, personalities, compositional techniques, and their influence on our culture from the 1960's into the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be focused on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music.

Required Texts:

Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman

Syllabus: 
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Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Fall 2013

Course Description:

This course will take an in-depth look at the Beatle's music, personalities, compositional techniques, and their influence on our culture from the 1960's into the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be focused on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music.

Required Texts:

Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman

Syllabus: 
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