MUSI3318 Jazz History

Course Description

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.