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Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog 
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MUSIC 103 - History of Jazz

3 credits

A study of the evolution of jazz from its African, European, and American roots to its current position as a uniquely American art form. Major schools studied include early blues and ragtime, swing, be-bop, fusion, avant-garde, and the current scene. The course explores the impact of the African-American tradition on contemporary idioms such as rock, pop, and 20th century concert music, emphasizing form, structure, and its numerous contributions to U.S. and world culture.

Notes: May be taken for Honors.