MUS 205 : Introduction to Jazz History
Covers the 90-year history of jazz, a truly American art form. Examines and analyzes eras, styles, and significant artists.
Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
- Understand that the study of jazz involves an analysis of what motivates humans to create and how their creations reflect their values and world views
- Experience jazz music “dynamically,” that is, to appreciate simultaneously the uniqueness of a work, its origins and precedent, its potential as an inspiration and influence on later music and its relationship to a particular cultural moment
- Critically examine the impact of jazz on social interaction so as to encourage sensitivity and empathy toward people with different values or beliefs.
This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B, Arts and Letters/AS.