here's the syllabus for the indiana university class. it looked legit. i couldn't imagine how excited i would be on textbook purchasing today. or carrying around Chronicles I in my bag and saying, 'it's a textbook', when people ask what i have there...http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/course ... %20web.pdf
That is one cool syllabus. Shame the last twenty years are bundled into one week though - and that the selected track from "Together Through Life" is "It's All Good" - the worst song Dylan has recorded this century, and possibly ever, in my opinion.
I taught a university class called 'Imagining America' that was on American Literature that was about America itself - Poe, Whitman, Faulkner etc. The last week of the course we did 'Highway 61 Revisited' - it proved popular with the students.