This course explores the music and dance traditions of the southern Appalachian region by tracing their historical development from their Scots-Irish and African folk roots to the present day. Topics include ballads and folk songs, sacred singing, dance music, early hillbilly recordings and radio, the folk music revival and contemporary old-time music, bluegrass and early country music, buckdancing, clogging, and square dancing. Although musicians are welcome, musicianship is not a prerequisite for this class.General Education: Artisitic Expression