The study of the jazz idiom from its roots in ragtime and blues through swing, bop, cool, fusion, and free styles to current trends in mainstream jazz.
Course Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MUSI 1306 and MUSI 1311 preferred
Student Learning Outcomes
- Analyze masterworks of jazz history for common traits in style.
- Identify jazz performers and classify them into style genres.
- Articulate how society and historical events influenced jazz’s development.
- Investigate a blues or jazz topic beyond lecture and textbook readings and defend an argument.