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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 101 - History of Jazz

History of artistic, cultural, and technological developments in jazz, focusing on important players and performances. Introduction to fundamental musical concepts and methods; emphasis on active listening, social justice, current issues. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring). AH-Aesthetic Experience.

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: AH-Aesthetic Experience. K3 - Creative Expression

General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P4 Social Justice

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe selected important historical developments, styles, and performers in jazz history.
  • Evaluate jazz performances in their historical, aesthetic, and cultural contexts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of jazz from the perspectives of aesthetic development, nationalism, race, and gender.
  • Analyze jazz and related music examples using appropriate terminology, and communicate clearly and thoroughly the student’s descriptions of and reflections on jazz music.
  • Analyze the ways that technology and industry have influenced the social, cultural, and artistic development of jazz in the past and in contemporary society.

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