Jazz History
This course provides an introductory survey of major jazz performers, styles, and compositions in the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will examine musical developments in the genre of jazz as they relate to major historical events, social movements, and cultural trends in the United States. Students will examine historical recordings to develop listening skills and distinguish specific characteristics among a variety of jazz styles. Attendance at two live performances separate from regular class meetings is required.
Grading Basis
Course Attributes
This course satisfies LAT Req
Humanities/Fine Arts
MUSIC 20805263
Academic Group
College Parallel
Academic Organization
School of Arts & Sciences
Enrollment Requirements
(NexGenRead 261+ or ACCP Read 80+ or ACT Read 19+ or Coll Read Strat #10808101 or Intro Coll Read #10838105) and (NexGenWrite 260+ or ACCP Write 5+ and ACCP Sent 86+ or ACT Eng 17+ or ICW #10831103); or Eng 1 #20801201. Coursework requires a C or higher.
Typically Offered
Fall, Spring