The 1960s was a time during which everything was questioned and many things changed. The music of that time reflected the dramatic changes in popular culture but was also a catalyst for change, and it was born, to a large extent, in New York City. Greenwich Village was a magnet for musicians who were ready to expand the boundaries of the popular song to add meaning and tackle subject matter that was both personal and political. This course will explore the evolution of the music scene of the 1960s and the artists who surfaced in Greenwich Village during that decade. We will listen to and discuss songs by musicians ranging from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Richie Havens to Phil Ochs and Tom Rush. We will also consider how those roots nurtured other artists, some who were widely popular such as Simon & Garfunkel and Billy Joel, and some who were not but were nonetheless influential, such as Laura Nyro, the Youngbloods, and the Velvet Underground. | Lecture + Q&A; Facilitated Discussion; Listening to audio recordings; Viewing videos.